Hey Clay Bugs

Hey Clay Bugs

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Our price: $15.95

Ages: 3+

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Product Code: 391-210

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Another outstanding component of Timberdoodle's 2019 Fourth-Grade Curriculum Kit and Non-Religious 2019 Fourth-Grade Curriculum Kit!
Timberdoodle's Review
Our product preview team noted that Hey Clay often feels stiff and rubbery right out of the tub, but within a few minutes of working the clay, it assumes a smooth, truly delightful texture.

Hey Clay Bugs
Hey Clay Bugs is a clever fusion of spongy, stretchy modeling clay and an interactive animated app that will teach your child step by step how to make a swarm of wacky bugs. The brightly colored modeling clay is not sticky, yet the sculpted parts hold together well. The Hey Clay Bugs app will give your artist step-by-step directions on how to build the bugs, from the selection of clay color to what type of shape to make, and where to place it. These detailed, self-paced tutorials are all your child will need to produce professional-looking models. Once his clay creation has air-dried, it is ready for display or play. Hey Clay Bugs encourages fine motor skills, spatial reasoning, and will inspire your budding professional clay artist.

The Hey Clay Animals app is available at the Apple App Store and Google Play. Use the activation code inside your set to unlock the instructions for free.

Clay is nontoxic, wheat- and gluten-free, and won't stick to hands or stain other objects. Makes the 6-eyed spider, the caterpillar, the praying mantis, the snail, ladybug, and the dragonfly.

Note: During the air-drying process (about 24 hours) Hey Clay may leave a color residue on some surfaces. To avoid this, we recommend drying Hey Clay on a piece of plastic wrap, foil, white scrap paper, or another disposable surface.
Manufacturer: Fat Brain Toys
Minimum Recommended Age: 3 years
Manufactured In: China
Faith-Based: No

CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.

Awards and Endorsements:
2019 Parents' Choice Silver Award Winner!

Hey Clay Bugs Review by One Luckey Wife

review by One Luckey Wife

”Hey Clay is definitely something I would get again. They have different kits and it makes a great gift for anyone. I’d recommend this to everyone with kids 3 and up. I love the fun and creativity that come with playing with this art kit.”

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Hey Clay Bugs Review by Cummins Life

review by Cummins Life

”I love that the clay creations don't have to be perfect and can show a lot of personality in their imperfections. I also want you to know that after creating all six bug characters, there is still plenty of clay left over for your own creations.”

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Hey Clay Bugs Review by Living Life Hour by Hour

review by Living Life Hour by Hour

”I liked that the texture was a little stiffer in the beginning because that can be good for those with fine motor issues. The variety of colors was great and there is plenty to do all the bugs pictures. ”

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Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Do not buy

Every single container was stiff or dried out. We had to work over a hour on each one to get part of it to be pliable. Don’t waste your money.

Ashley, We are sorry you had such a poor experience with Hey Clay Bugs! As you probably saw, we noted on our website that this dough does come particularly stiff. But we have found that it is its superior quality which necessitates it being so and that by working it over, it softens it to pliability. That said, you shouldn't have had to struggle that much with it to make it work. It sounds like maybe you got a defective set. If you would like to reach out to our customer service department at mail@timberdoodle.com, we would love to help you with this issue. Thank you again for your honest review!
Poor quality

The idea of this kit is great, but material quality is poor. The box consists of little containers of ‘clay’. Multiple containers in our kit were unusable...the texture was wrong, as though they were maybe too old. For whatever reason, it was impossible to mold them to any shape. The colors that were moldable did not make a nice smooth surface, and when the bugs dried, the pieces fell apart. I wouldn’t buy any of their other kits.

Kim, Thank you for taking the time to share this review. We are sorry for the disappointment this kit caused! I'm not sure if you saw our note in our write up about the texture of the dough upon first opening. In our own experience, upon first opening, the dough in these kits can, as you stated, not feel right. But upon working it over until it is pliable, we have found that it is not defective dough, it can just be super stiff to start. We have tried other air doughs that are softer from the get-go but found that the dough in Hey Clay was actually of superior quality because it was able to retain its shape during drying, probably contributing to its initial stiffness. If you have any clay left, you may want to give it one more go and see if working it over until soft before designing makes any difference. If you still feel after this that you received a defective set, please contact our customer service team so that we can make this right. mail@timberdoodle.com --The Timberdoodle Team
So Fun

This is not something I would typically buy on my own. It came with the fourth grade curriculum kit and I am super glad it did. My son is having an absolute blast creating these little creatures. He has made three of them so far and they are super cute. He has been placing them in my china cabinet as he finishes creating them to show them off. I like that it is making him slow down, pay attention, and follow directions as that can be challenging for him at times. This is definitely one of our favorite things that have come with our kit and we look forward to getting others to do in the future.

Fun for the whole family 3 and up!

This set comes with 10 bright colors of air-dry clay in 18 small cans. Hey Clay is soft and stretchy and even a bit spongy feeling. It's also bright and light weight. This modeling clay is fun to hold and work with. It is not super sticky so it won't stick to hands or other objects. It's also nontoxic and both wheat and gluten-free. There is a free App but you will have to pay for or use a code to unlock the instructions for all six bug characters - snail, dragonfly, ladybird or ladybug, spider, mantis and caterpillar. The snail instructions are free to everyone. The Hey Clay Bugs set comes with a code for the App so with this set you will get detailed step-by-step directions on how to build the bugs - what colors to use, what shape to make, how to press and mold each shape, where to place it, etc. I love that the instructions are easy to follow and help the kids make creations that they can be proud of. We are huge fans of Hey Clay Bugs. It helps encourage fine motor skills and strengthen creativity and artistic ability. I love that the clay creations don't have to be perfect and can show a lot of personality in their imperfections. I also want you to know that after creating all six bug characters, there is still plenty of clay left over for your own creations. The air-drying process takes about 24 hours and once complete, your creations are ready to display or even play with! The creations become harder but not rock hard if that makes sense. They are still somewhat pliable. This set is super fun and would make a great gift as well.

Hey Clay Bugs

My 9 year old daughter loves Hey Clay! It's a small box full of little tubs, each holding a different color of clay. I like the free app that comes with the product, because it teaches you how to build all of the cute little bugs. I recommend this product to kids who love to play with playdoh, clay, or any other form of artistic medium. It's worth the money that we spent on Hey Clay, because we've used our finished products to give as little gifts to friends and family. Even after we made all of the bugs on the app, my daughter continues to be able to make more creatures during her free time, because there's plenty of clay.

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