This was a fun clay lesson I found here, thanks Bethany for sharing! And Bethany thanked Mrs. Trott for sharing the lesson originally with her!! We don't have a kiln, so we used air dry clay and painted with acrylic paints. Next time I do this lesson, I'll give students a shorter skewer, and over-emphasize that each petal and leaf needs to be at least a certain thickness.
A number of leaves and petals didn't make it to the painting stage b/c they were too thin and broke.
Rocks to fill pot
|Make clay pieces and use wooden skewer to make the holes. **Note, it's important to wiggle the skewer around a bit to make the holes a bit bigger than the width of skewer because the clay tends to shrink when it dries.|
Thanks tons to North County Christian School high school art students!!!