My son asked for and received some 'Light Clay' for his birthday. It works like the play-dough I grew up with, but, as advertised, it is very light and easy to manipulate. The little guy made some blobs and asked me to make him something. I'm kind of proud of my dragon.
Creativity is described as 'production, not reproduction". Still, reproducing things is a way to gain a little technical ability and you finish with a pleasant end product, so it can't be all bad... And, I need a lot of improvement in my technical ability!