Art Project #87: Working with Clay

I was so surprised at how eagerly all three of my boys jumped at the chance to work with clay last week.  I bought a box of Sculpey clay a few months ago (specifically for this 100 Days of Art Challenge) and had forgotten about it.

I do not enjoy working with clay but I was so pleased to find that all three boys loved it.  So much so that we're almost out of clay and they've asked me to buy another box.

The hardest part of this art assignment was helping them each decide on what they were going to make.

While they thought about what they wanted to do they worked with the clay to get it warm, soft, and malleable.

Alec made a clay owl following the instructions found on 4 Crazy Kings here. 

Evan made a large pendant/ornament that is a replica of the Overwatch symbol.

Ian decided to make a coil mug/pot to hold pens and pencils.  He used a soup can as a general guide for the size and ended up smoothing most of the coils out when he was finished.

We baked their projects in the oven following the instructions on the box and the younger two boys added paint and glaze afterwards.

Other Projects in this series:
Project 3: Star Wars Crafts
Project 5: Floral pens
Project 6: Watercolor outlines
Project 13: Water gun art
Project 14: Watercolor Kits
Project 15: Dragonfly Silhouettes 
Project 16: Painting pet rocks 
Project 17: Spray Paint Resist
Project 18: Water bottle windsock
Project 20: Tin can windsock 
Project 21: Firework glue art
Project 22: Qixel art kit
Project 26: Spray Painted Canvas
Project 28: Tin Foil Art
Project 29: Oil Pastel Bubbles 
Project 32: Drip Painted Pots
Project 33: Sun Art 
Project 36: Art Museum field trip. 
Project 39: Painting Pikachu 
Project 40: How to Draw Books
Project 42: Splatter Paint Canvas
Project 46: Tissue Paper Leaf Art
Project 50: Drawing Cat Faces 
Project 51: Making Homemade cards
Project 53: 3-D printing 
Project 54: Gingerbread Train
Project 57: Candy trees 
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  1. Clay is such a great project. They get both the tactile exercise of working with the clay plus the creative expression.

    Thanks for sharing on #FridayFrivolity.


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