Learning to make three-dimensional sculptures
Working with clay
CLAY, ONE SMALL GRAPEFRUIT-SIZED BALL
FOR EACH CHILD PLUS A FEW EXTRA
CLAY NEEDLE TOOLS OR TEN-PENNY NAILS
CONTAINERS WITH A SMALL AMOUNT OF
SLIP OR WATER
TRAYS FOR STORING CLAY PROJECTS
PICTURES OF ANIMALS (CHOOSE ANIMALS
WITH STURDY LIMBS.)
WEDGE THE CLAY INTO SMALL GRAPEFRUITSIZED BALLS, PLANNING ONE FOR EACH
CHILD PLUS A FEW EXTRA.
Making A Pinch Pot
1. BEGIN WITH A BALL OF
CLAY. PUSH YOUR THUMB INTO
THE CENTER. THEN PINCH UP
2. (TURN THE PIECE AS YOU
TURN THE PIECE AS YOU
PINCH. THIS WILL HELP YOU
TO KEEP AN EVEN THICKNESS
IN THE WALLS OF THE PIECE.
3D Form – Adding Animal
JOINING CLAY PIECES
SCRATCH AND SLIP METHOD
After building pinch pot that is an
equal size - we can add parts…..
With the animals in standing positions, it is easier to continue
Understand that the clay is soft and they should press gently
when they make additions
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