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Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Maize Building Noodles

Maize building noodles - a good introduction to children's arts and crafts.
Maize noodles have been around for some time but will always new to young children. 

What are Maize Noodles?

Maize noodles are a mutipurpose modelling material for young children to build 2D and 3D models or sculptures.

A totally creative medium  - there is no right or wrong way to build.
Requires use of the child's imagination
A tactile experience.

The pieces measure approx. 5cm long and 1-2 cm in diameter - a good size for small hands to handle.

Clean to use and no gluing required for them to stick together, and yes they do stick together like magic.
Light and easy to use.
Safe, natural with no chemicals, which makes them ideal for children to use
They are biodegradable .
Nothing else is needed other than water.

How to use:

Maize noodles can be cut easily by the child themselves, squashed and twisted.
Use a wrung out sponge or cloth, soaked in water, to dampen the maize. Maize noodles will stick together quickly and easily.

Try not to to touch the damp part of the noodles as they will stick to fingers. That doesn't matter, but it doesn't make it very easy to work! A damp cloth to wipe hands on occasionally will put an end to frustration.

Maize noodles can be stuck to card but bear in mind this is not the only thing you can do with maize noodles.

We have not included any image here of finished models as we believe that to do so would inhibit creativity for you and your child, which would spoil some of the fun!