Original Sculpey Clay has been around for generations. Used by kids, parents, and teachers alike. It's soft and pliable, works and feels like ceramic, but will not dry out when exposed to air. After baking, it can be sanded, drilled, carved and painted with acrylic paint or Sculpey Glaze. Coat it with several coats of 'glaze' and you can use ANY paint you like to finish your piece.
Teachers love it because it comes in 'bulk' packaging making it an affordable creative material for the classroom.