Parents' Guide to


By Keri Wilmot, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Create cute bugs from your own clay, or buy theirs.

App iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad Free to try Education
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

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Is It Any Good?

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This instructional app helps kids create adorable clay creations out of clay, but parents will have to set expectations about whether or not they'll buy more bugs or the clay the app recommends. Many children enjoy creative sensory activities such as using modeling clay and dough, but depending upon their age and personality often become frustrated when the idea of what they want to make in their head, is not what ends up on the table in front of them. Step-by-step tutorials and animations are an excellent way to help kids problem solve complicated tasks and create a finished product they are proud of. The Hey Clay Bugs tutorials and animations are eye-catching and easy to follow from the visual demonstrations. Audio instructions at times sound computer generated and are a little more challenging to understand at times, but helpful. Unfortunately the free version of the app only includes access to one tutorial. You'll gain enough information in the first tutorial to know whether you'll choose to upgrade to buying the air dry clay kit which includes a promo code for the full version, or use your own clay at home and either buy the tutorials one-by-one or pay $4.99 for the full version of the app.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad
  • Subjects: Arts : playing, sculpture
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning : problem solving, spatial reasoning, Creativity : imagination, making new creations, Health & Fitness : fine motor skills
  • Pricing structure: Free to try ($4.99 for all bugs or $0.99-$1.99 each individual bug)
  • Release date: November 1, 2018
  • Category: Education
  • Topics: STEM , Bugs
  • Publisher: Hey Clay
  • Version: 1.3
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 9.0 or later
  • Last updated: July 19, 2019

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