No ordinary clay. 3D clay is a high-tech modeling compound that is super light-weight, soft and non-sticky. Bounce it, stretch it and mould it. Get creative and make some groovy artwork. When exposed to air the clay dries out within a few days: fixing the shape of your artwork without the need of a kiln. Once dry it doesn’t become brittle and will not break easily. To reuse it, put the clay back in the container before it dries and cap it. Colours vary.
Age: 6 +
Plastic container (height 25mm, diameter 65mm) full of 3D clay. Safe and non toxic. Colours vary.
Like putty, 3D clay is another example of a strange type of matter that doesn’t fit neatly into the three common states of matter: solid, liquid and gas. So what is it!? Because it doesn’t follow Newton’s laws, 3D clay belongs in a broad group called non-Newtonian matter. Other examples of strange non-Newtonian matter are jelly, blood, toothpaste, ink and glue.
The three common states of matter – solid, liquid and gas – and their properties.
Non-newtonian matter and why this weird type of matter doesn’t fit into the three common states.
Inorganic polymers: polymers that have silicon or phosphorous backbones instead of carbon.
Although both non-Newtonian matter, there is a big difference between 3D clay and putty. Putty is moist and tacky and will not dry out when exposed to air. Bouncing clay is super light-weight, non-sticky and will dry out when exposed to air.