Clay Hand Building for Kids

With DIY craft box delivered to you

Looking for indoor activities for kids? Build a clay creature!



45 mins Class size 1 to 12 label $35 - $40 ($40 per guest when you book for 5 guests, $35 for 6+ guests)


This is a ClassBento LiveBox class! From the comfort of your home, share an artisan experience with your friends, family or colleagues, or just enjoy with some like-minded others. As seen on The Guardian, TimeOut, Broadsheet, Concrete Playground, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, and more. Here's how it works:

  1. Request your preferred time
  2. We'll deliver a ClassBento Box to you - this is a physical DIY craft box containing the materials you'll need. Shipping is free, and it should arrive within 2 to 4 business days for Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra; 4 to 9 days elsewhere. We ship nationwide.
  3. Enjoy the online class. You'll receive a link to a Zoom meeting. On the day of the class, use that link to join the class. Class sizes are kept small, so you can easily ask questions and get immediate responses. Zoom is free and easy to use, on any device. You're in control of your privacy - you can mute yourself and hide your webcam if and when you prefer.

This is a 45 minute program designed for primary school-age kids.

In the pack they will receive enough clay to make 3-4 projects

First we learn how to flatten a portion of clay in to a flat disk for the grassy-patch/nest/rocky platform for our monster. Then using a pinching method we will form the body of the monster.

Next we add legs, wings and tails.

Now each child gets to add their own features; fangs, scales, eyes, and of course accessories; hat, glasses, a scarf whatever they can think of!

Once the Monster landscapes have emerged from the creative process, we will decorate them using the wooden tool to create texture and patterns.

*If you want to have your children paint their pieces with ceramic paints so they can be fired and turned in to durable/waterproof/ strong ceramic pieces you can order these as an extra to be used after the class. For this option you will also need to investigate firing services near you.
If you want to add colour but not have the pieces fired (leave them in their dried state) you can get your kids to paint them with and poster paint or acrylic paint that you have lying around the house, the pieces will need to be kept in a dry place.



Aside from this class, this teacher also has the following coming up:


Add-on available for this class

Underglaze Colours x 5 ($20)

You can add these when you book (optional).
 
Knowledge Required
This is a beginner-friendly class, no knowledge required.
 
What you'll get in your craft box
  • 1.5gKG clay
  • wooden tool
  • sponge
What you'll need
Bring an art smock, bowl of water and a creative mind :)
 
Suitable for

This is a kids indoor activity, suitable for kids from 6 to 15 years old. An adult must be present whilst kid(s) engage with the box.

Your teacher
Jumping Creek Designs
Jumping Creek Designs

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A young Melbourne based ceramics studio that is a space for aspiring, novice and intermediate potters to create, learn, play, experiment and experience the joy and therapeutic benefits of working with your hands and creating forms through shaping, squeezing, pushing, pulling, rolling and pinching beautiful clay. Run by a bubbly, cheerful, passionate Melbourne girl, Tania Paradkar!

What we offer:

  • 2.5 hr Wheel Throwing "Taster" Course
  • Kids Classes & Workshops
  • Parties - Birthday parties, Hen's Parties, Corporate functions etc
  • 1 Day Workshops - 'Built A Pot For a Plant', Jewelry Making, Mask Masking etc
  • 8 week wheel throwing classes
  • 8 week wheel throwing + Hand building classes


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Verified reviews

Rachel Nus • Oct 2020


Most important thing is that my child had fun & learnt something new . He can now choose to progress .

Went at a good pace . My son didn’t seem to feel rushed . She explained things well.

I would recommend .

Emma Walton • Oct 2020


Very fun and loved the fairy garden that my child made. Extra clay so planning to make more as my child loves it

Nadine Hose • Oct 2020



My 6 year of son absolutely loved it. He was able to make his own dragon with a little help from me.
Very easy to follow and plenty of time in between each step. Would definitely recommend to any parent.

Eoin Brien • Sep 2020


A very enjoyable class, my son loved it and keen to do lots more. Just the right equipment as well

Jodie Bevan • Aug 2020


The perfect class format for our current Melbourne lockdown. Fun and age appropriate. Thank you.

Catherine Jerrems • Aug 2020


Great fun! The kids enjoyed it and it was very good quality products delivered. Thank you!

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Steph Woods • Aug 2020


My kid Steph, LOVED it, the teacher was very kind even though Steph has disabilities

Sarah Vardy • Aug 2020


Both girls had so much fun doing this class. It was easy to follow the teacher's directions, and the girls now have a very cute little dragon each.

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Tarryn Cohen • Jul 2020


It was great! My son really enjoyed it. We’ll do it again for sure.

Libby Gill • May 2020


Thank you Tanya , my daughter loved the course ! It was great to have all the supplies needed ready to go.
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