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Plastalina Modeling Clay

by Van Aken


Van Aken Plastalina (modeling clay) is a pigmented oil base modeling compound renowned throughout the world for its smooth consistency and brilliant color range. The colors are readily intermixable with ivory and white to obtain tints, with black for shades, and with each other to achieve intermediate hues.

Van Aken Plastalina can be easily modeled by hand or with Van Aken double ended tools for fine detail. For certain production applications requiring multiple reproductions, Plastalina may also be melted (150Ü F/65.5ÜC) and poured into a mold.

Preferred by sculptors, model makers, clay animators and artists of all ages, Van Aken Plastalina is self adhering, non-toxic, never hardens, remains pliable and plastic, and can be used time and time again. In fact, its consistency improves with age.

Available in individual colors or four-color Claytoon sets (net weight 1 lb.). All four colors in each set are individually cello wrapped for freshness and color brilliance.Every four-color set includes basic instructions and Claytoon project. Sets of Claytoon modeling clay contain one ¼ lb. stick of each of four colors.

1 lb. bars measure 4 in. x 3 in. x 1.5 in. and are ‘scored’ into eight sections. 5 lb. bars measure 10.25 in. x 3 in. x 2 7/8 in.

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Plastalina Modeling Clay

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Catherine Dilworth from New York City says:

I'm a rank beginner and I'm experiencing very good results with Van Aken's Plastalina. I like the option of walking away from my sculpt for weeks at a time and coming back to it when I'm ready to resume...[more]

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17042
Plastalina Modeling Clay black 4 1/2 lb. bar
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black 4 1/2 lb. bar 10511 $13.99 $11.19 20% Off $9.08 35% Off
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Plastalina Modeling Clay black 1 lb. bar
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black 1 lb. bar 10111 $3.60 $2.67 26% Off $2.19 39% Off
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Plastalina Modeling Clay brown 4 1/2 lb. bar
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brown 4 1/2 lb. bar 10517 $13.99 $11.19 20% Off $9.08 35% Off
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Plastalina Modeling Clay brown 1 lb. bar
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brown 1 lb. bar 10117 $3.60 $2.67 26% Off $2.19 39% Off
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Plastalina Modeling Clay cool colors 1 lb. set of 4 green, turquoise, blue, violet
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cool colors 1 lb. set of 4 green, turquoise, blue, violet 18158- $3.79 $2.83 25% Off $2.33 39% Off
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Plastalina Modeling Clay dark green 1 lb. bar
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dark green 1 lb. bar 10119- $3.60 $2.67 26% Off $2.19 39% Off
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Plastalina Modeling Clay earth tones 1 lb. set of 4 flesh, brown, terra cotta, dark green
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earth tones 1 lb. set of 4 flesh, brown, terra cotta, dark green 18165- $3.79 $2.83 25% Off $2.33 39% Off
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Plastalina Modeling Clay flesh 4 1/2 lb. bar
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flesh 4 1/2 lb. bar 10518 $13.99 $11.19 20% Off $9.08 35% Off
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Plastalina Modeling Clay flesh 1 lb. bar
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flesh 1 lb. bar 10118- $3.60 $2.67 26% Off $2.19 39% Off
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Plastalina Modeling Clay golden ochre 1 lb. bar
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golden ochre 1 lb. bar 10120- $3.60 $2.67 26% Off $2.19 39% Off
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Plastalina Modeling Clay gray 1 lb. bar
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gray 1 lb. bar 10112 $3.60 $2.67 26% Off $2.19 39% Off
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37224
Plastalina Modeling Clay gray 4 1/2 lb. bar
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gray 4 1/2 lb. bar 10512 $13.99 $11.19 20% Off $9.08 35% Off
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Plastalina Modeling Clay green 1 lb. bar
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green 1 lb. bar 10108- $3.60 $2.67 26% Off $2.19 39% Off
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Plastalina Modeling Clay green 4 1/2 lb. bar
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green 4 1/2 lb. bar 10508 $13.99 $11.19 20% Off $9.08 35% Off
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Plastalina Modeling Clay hot colors 1 lb. set of 4 yellow, orange, red, magenta
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hot colors 1 lb. set of 4 yellow, orange, red, magenta 18157- $3.79 $2.83 25% Off $2.33 39% Off
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Plastalina Modeling Clay ivory 1 lb. bar
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ivory 1 lb. bar 10110- $3.60 $2.67 26% Off $2.19 39% Off
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Plastalina Modeling Clay ivory 4 1/2 lb. bar
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ivory 4 1/2 lb. bar 10510 $13.99 $11.19 20% Off $9.08 35% Off
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Plastalina Modeling Clay magenta 1 lb. bar
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magenta 1 lb. bar 10104- $3.60 $2.67 26% Off $2.19 39% Off
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Plastalina Modeling Clay neutral tones 1 lb. set of 4 white, ivory, gray, black
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neutral tones 1 lb. set of 4 white, ivory, gray, black 18153- $3.79 $2.83 25% Off $2.33 39% Off
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Plastalina Modeling Clay orange 1 lb. bar
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orange 1 lb. bar 10102- $3.60 $2.67 26% Off $2.19 39% Off
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Plastalina Modeling Clay primary assortment 1 lb. set of 4 green, yellow, red, ultra blue
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primary assortment 1 lb. set of 4 green, yellow, red, ultra blue 18150- $3.79 $2.83 25% Off $2.33 39% Off
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Plastalina Modeling Clay red 1 lb. bar
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red 1 lb. bar 10103- $3.60 $2.67 26% Off $2.19 39% Off
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Plastalina Modeling Clay red 4 1/2 lb. bar
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red 4 1/2 lb. bar 10503 $13.99 $11.19 20% Off $9.08 35% Off
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Plastalina Modeling Clay sculptor gray 1 lb. bar
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sculptor gray 1 lb. bar 10114- $3.60 $2.67 26% Off $2.19 39% Off Email When In Stock
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Plastalina Modeling Clay sculptor gray 4 1/2 lb. bar
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sculptor gray 4 1/2 lb. bar 10514 $13.99 $11.19 20% Off $9.08 35% Off
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Plastalina Modeling Clay terra cotta 4 1/2 lb. bar
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terra cotta 4 1/2 lb. bar 10516 $13.99 $11.19 20% Off $9.08 35% Off
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Plastalina Modeling Clay terra cotta 1 lb. bar
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terra cotta 1 lb. bar 10116 $3.60 $2.67 26% Off $2.19 39% Off
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Plastalina Modeling Clay turquoise 1 lb. bar
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turquoise 1 lb. bar 10107- $3.60 $2.67 26% Off $2.19 39% Off
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Plastalina Modeling Clay ultra blue 1 lb. bar
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ultra blue 1 lb. bar 10106 $3.60 $2.67 26% Off $2.19 39% Off Email When In Stock
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Plastalina Modeling Clay ultra blue 4 1/2 lb. bar
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ultra blue 4 1/2 lb. bar 10506 $13.99 $11.19 20% Off $9.08 35% Off Email When In Stock
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Plastalina Modeling Clay violet 1 lb. bar
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violet 1 lb. bar 10105- $3.60 $2.67 26% Off $2.19 39% Off Email When In Stock
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Plastalina Modeling Clay white 4 1/2 lb. bar
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white 4 1/2 lb. bar 10509 $13.99 $11.19 20% Off $9.08 35% Off Email When In Stock
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Plastalina Modeling Clay white 1 lb. bar
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white 1 lb. bar 10109 $3.60 $2.67 26% Off $2.19 39% Off Email When In Stock
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Plastalina Modeling Clay yellow 1 lb. bar
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yellow 1 lb. bar 10101- $3.60 $2.67 26% Off $2.19 39% Off Email When In Stock

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Rated by: Catherine Dilworth in New York City
I'm a rank beginner and I'm experiencing very good results with Van Aken's Plastalina. I like the option of walking away from my sculpt for weeks at a time and coming back to it when I'm ready to resume work. This modeling clay never hardens! It is easy to work with, feels good in the hands and does not have a discernible odor. I consider myself lucky to have had this product as my first medium for sculpting, or else, who knows if I would have continued?
Rated by: Debra M in Lumberton, NJ
This product was used for special needs children. They just loved it. Wonderful product!
Rated by: Cindy A in Boston
Great to work with!! The only one for my needs!!
Rated by: K B. in Howell, MI
Great product. Brought it for my 11 yr old autistic cousin who already is very much into animation. She loved how easy it was to work with and loved the amount of different colors available.
Rated by: Justin P. in Homosassa, FL
Van Aken clay is pretty great for intricate details, as it is very pliable, so to speak.
Rated by: Terry D. in San Jose, CA
Great stuff, best prices, I'm hooked on MisterArt.com
Rated by: Cory M. in Saucier, MS
Van Aken is a must if you want to animate with clay. The green clay does leave some green residue on your hands but it washes off and its non toxic. You will need some armature wire if you want to have steady controlled movements.
Rated by: Rexanna B. in mount plesent, SC
this clay is great!!smooth to work with it can make bad sculptures look good!it also never cracks and hardens unlike "playdough"
Rated by: eleanor c. in San Francisco, CA
The best modeling clay I've used, bright colors, easy to manipulate, holds shape. Leaves some greasy residue on surfaces. My students use it to make anatomy models for science class
Rated by: Javier F. in Miami, FL
Excellent product and service. Very happy with my purchase. Will definitely order from MisterArt.com again!
Rated by: Lucie M. in Big Pine Key, FL
wonderful clay. it works great.. just the thing i needed for my claymation! :)
Rated by: Danielle H. in Clarksville, MD
This stuff is wonderful and it never dries out!
Rated by: Christina C. in Maui, HI
This clay is marvelous, works great. I have been using it for a claymation project and the results have been better than expected.
Rated by: Stella R. in Valley Village, CA
I enjoyed working with this clay. It has just the right consistency, not too soft nor firm. I finished my project, a small caricature bust in 2hours. Lovely.
Rated by: Danielle H. in Clarksville, MD
This is great stuff. My son did a project with the clay and it really turned out nicely.
Rated by: Tracey O. in Oceanside, CA
Mom of two budding cartoonists calls this really wonderful clay! There is some color transfer to hands and surfaces, so this is not for really little kids. My girls are 10 & 13; we've had great fun sculpting creatures and scenes with this clay. It can be set aside for periods, too, without hardening or otherwise suffering, as interests and other demands wax and wane. Very smooth texture, not flakey, takes fine details, like features, very well!
Rated by: Maria S. in North Canton, OH
Nice, firm modeling clay. Great to work with hand sculpting, softens the more it is handled, but sets firm so to be tooled nicely for sharp details. Very clean, not oily or flakey. I am using it for a large (3' plus) figure sculpture over an armature. Highly recommend.
Rated by: Dawn Z. in Williamston, MI
This clay is smooth and heavy. It holds fine details even after sitting for weeks and weeks. It takes time to become malleable by hand but if you keep it in a warm location it helps.
Rated by: Chris A B. in Moses Lake, WA
After making my first stop motion film with Van Aken Clay I could not go to any other type, this stuff is great and very easy to use!
Rated by: ED K. in GARDEN CITY, KS
As an administrator to an After-school program it is my job to make sure the tachers have the crafts they need to teach our children the arts. Your product has been on of the best we have ever used. The clay is very fexible for all ages and it is very easy to work with. We give you 5 stars for your wonderful product. Thanks again Van Aken Plastalina clay you are the best product to be molded by our next artist.
Rated by: Clarke T. in Salt Lake City, UT
There are clays and then there is VAN AKEN Plastelene modeling clay. It is impossible to comare it with anything else for sculpting and animating claymation figures. The clay holds together after repeated bending and constant reshaping. It is easy to blend into custom colors and very pliable for my elementary age students. Good job VAN AKEN!
Rated by: Abdul H. in Pacifica, CA
This is the best clay for animation or just making some models. With a great variety of colors and great price it should be the only clay used for beginner sculpters of for kids.
Rated by: Ken S. in Suttons Bay, MI
Wonderful Clay ! I use it in my after school animation club.

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