Saturday, October 22, 2011

clay pumpkins

Primary aged students, and even my pre-K students love making clay pumpkins in October.  Their parents and my principal always comment on how cute they are too.  This assignment is quick and easy.  First we made a practice pumpkin using oil clay.

 The next time the kids came to art class they made a "real" clay pumpkin.  The kids looked at some real clay pumpkins from the garden.  We made the ridges using wooden clay tool knives and our fingers.  Popsicle sticks work great too.

I let them dry for a couple of days before firing them.  The next art class the kids glazed them.