Clay comes from English which means clay or clay. Usually clay is used as a raw material for making pottery, ceramics, tile and other objects that process by burning. In Indonesia, clay is usually synonymous with crafts.
To make the handicraft of clay not necessarily from clay. Clay that can be made from starch, there is also from fresh bread, porridge, polymer resin, even from bath soap. When viewed from the material clay it like night / plastisin. But it does not smell sting because it does not use chemical elements. All the ingredients are made from foodstuffs. Once processed, these materials have a clay-like texture that is easily formed and is known by the name of clay.
How to make clay is actually quite easy. Bahannyapun also easily obtained. Therefore, this craft began to spread throughout the community ranging from children, adolescents to adults. In addition to easy to learn, the material is also safe to use especially for children.
Creating clay crafts, now mostly taught in early childhood or elementary school because children do like it. Playing clay can serve as a medium for educating creativity and fine motor training of children, so they are more able to concentrate and easier to master writing skills.