Playing with clay. For Christmas we were given a huge tub of sculptors clay & my kids have loved it. I had every intention of teaching my kids a lesson from Deep Space Sparkle. They have wonderful lesson plans & instructions on how to teach our kids, but on this particular day we had just finished up a history lesson & used the clay to go as our additional exercises. The boys were to build a cup or bowl. My little dude, just made whatever his heart desired. We used the coil method. In which you make snakes & then coil them into the shape you want.
After they are rolled out into long snakes you coil the clay into shapes you want. In our case cups. Then if you don't want the coils you can smooth it with a little water & sponge.
Then let them dry. It took our particular clay about 3-4 days of air drying. We did have the problem of having our handles fall of our cups, but I don't have a solution yet to this problem. I know there is one yet, but I haven't researched the answer. Sorry.
|My little dudes Fish.|
We used an Acrylic paint that I had on hand already. For my boys that wanted multiple colors on the same cup, we had a have a little drying time in between so the colors didn't mix.