Actually, they make clay that can be dried in a regular kitchen oven. Check your local craft store in the kids crafts. As for digicams, check out Overstock.com. there's literally something to fit any budget there. I saw a 12 megapixel for under $60, and a 640x480 for $15. Naturally, the more you're able to spend, the greater your options are, but even a 2 megapixel camera can get you some nice shots.