It was a bit hard for them to actually do their own letters in the clay but I had them play with it after we read about it and then when they were done I asked Austyn if he wanted me to do his name on his clay. He thought that it was so cool! I ran out of space and had to curve the last letter. Zoe wanted to keep her clay piece as she made it so we left hers as her art work and she cleaned up for me. The clay is now drying in our homeschool room.