Tools of the Trade

Tools of the Trade craft

These pretend tools promote hands-on learning! Kids build thinking skills, fine motor coordination, and imaginations as they sculpt Crayola® Model Magic®.

  • 1.

    What tools do carpenters, mechanics, plumbers, or adults in your house use? Ask a grownup to show you hammers, wrenches, screwdrivers, or other handy tools.

  • 2.

    Create your own play tool set with Crayola Model Magic. Add color to the modeling compound with Crayola Washable Markers. Experiment with mixing two or more marker colors to get the colors you want for each tool. Knead and blend colors with your fingers.

  • 3.

    Roll and pull the colorful modeling compound into your own tools. Seal seams by pinching the model magic together. Dry.

  • 4.

    For more fun, invent new tools and uses for them. Or make a Model Magic tool box to store your new toys.