When grandkids are visiting, they love to make things with clay. The clay takes days to dry and after firing needs another visit for glazing. The process can get drawn out over many months, and waiting is not fun. This last visit we took up the craft of paper maché. The work dries fast in front of the wood stove or out in the sun and can be painted the same day. I think I may go this way for future grandchildren visits.
Here's the bowl of fruit my grandson Caleb made, and a little hen I made.