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Terra-cotta Clay Bodies

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Amaco- excellent plasticity but a bit sticky. The surface quality is gritty and dries with an uneven skin layer. Its finished durability is brittle and breaks easily.
Activ / Plus - great plasticity. Iron oxide stains hands. Dries evenly to a beautiful terra-cotta rock color. Very strong and durable.
Crayola - good plasticity. The surface quality is smooth but dries unevenly in color. Strong and durable.

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White Air Dry Clay Bodies

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Crayola - good plasticity. Dries to a bright white. Strong and durable.
Laguna Dry Hard - excellent plasticity. Dries with a gritty skin. Hard, but parts fall off easily.
Laguna Mexo - too soft plasticity, very sticky. Dries with a gritty skin. Hard, but breaks easily.
Activ / Plus - excellent plasticity. Dries very strong. Takes paint/stains well.
Amaco - great plasticity but sticky. Chemical smell. Dries hard, but has a chalky feel.

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Black Clay Bodies

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Crayola - good plasticity. Dries strong but to an uneven off black color.
Plus - excellent plasticity. Dries evenly to a smooth finish and is very strong.
Color Plus - hard and not pliable out of the bag. Good plasticity after adding water and kneading. Stains hands. Dries slightly gritty but very strong.

 

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Color Plus White compares well with Crayola White

Color Plus - hard and not pliable out of the bag. Good plasticity after adding water and kneading. Dries to a bright white
Activ Plus - excellent plasticity. Dries very strong. Dries to a light gray. Takes paint/stains well.

 

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Horrible to use directly out of the package!


White Fast Air Dry Clay Bodies

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Premier Clay - excellent plasticity. Chemical smell. Dries super hard and strong.
Dries to a bright white.
Hearty Clay - good plasticity. Hard to smooth. Dries to a bright white, light weight, spongy quality.
Model Magic - poor plasticity. Slight vinegar smell. Hard to smooth. Dries too fast while working. Dries to a bright white, light weight spongy quality that can break easily.

 

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