|White clay is colored with construction paper crayons|
I am always looking for single-fired clay projects since I do not have a kiln at my school. When I do clay, I have to pack up all of the (hundreds!) of little clay sculptures, while they are leather hard and haul them to another school, where my mentor fires them and unloads them in and out of the kiln. While I love the look of glaze, it adds several more trips and firings to the whole process. It is a lot of work for me. This also allowed the students to take the project home a whole lot sooner since they were not waiting for it to be glaze fired.
Note: coloring on the clay really chews up your construction paper crayons, so be sure to order plenty if you are doing it with hundreds of kids. ;-)
Materials: white earthenware (bisque fired)
construction paper crayons
|After coloring with crayons, students paint over the surface with black paint. It creates amazing contrast with the color!|
|A Harry Potter owl!|
|To get those cool eyes, we used repurposed spools of thread to stamp the clay.|