Help - three days left and a lump of clay, what can we make?!
Read Babara Reid's book Have You Seen Birds? (Ah! Ces oiseaux). Read it in both languages, it rolls along, I love it.
A muffin scoop and a mini muffin scoop will make design easy for grade 1s (a big ball and a small ball each is all 'ya need). Roll, smooth, score and slip. Beware, they need to score and slip or heads will roll (literally), I always pack a glue gun to avoid tears the next day.
For the wings we made a pancake, cut it in half, and pinched a scalloped edge.
Are they not the sweetest ever sitting on the window sill waiting for paint?
Tempera paint pucks work fine. It just occurred to me that a feather in his bum might be more fun than a clay tail!
I finally put my acrylics into plastic containers with wide lids, no more squirting and washing, they dip their brushes right in (a little bit kiddos, just a little!).
A quick coat of shiny varnish spray makes 'em beautiful.