Sunday, May 13, 2012

 Clay Chinese Dragons


The above Dragon was found on pinterest. Thank you for the inspiration.

You will need 8 x 10 cardboard
air dry clay
acrylic paints
small sponges
paint brushes 
water bowls for making slip.
SLIP: Clay slip is basically clay mixed with water, it's like paste.
Scoring is when you take a scoring tool (has a needle like tip) and you scratch the surface of the clay your working with, usually using a hatching technique (making X's).
After your done scoring the area of your clay where you want to attach another piece of clay. You score the other piece of clay and had slip.
You attach the pieces of clay together and then smooth the pieces together.

Start by rolling a coil of clay. then shape into a "S" like shape. Shape the head. Add wings, eye's, a tail with spikes, nose, or anything your imagination can think of. Let dry. Paint the cardboard as the back drop for the dragon.

This on is done by one of my kinder kiddo's. He does everything fast. I'm always amazed at how well his projects turn out:)  After the dragon is dry ( 3 or 4 days ) paint the dragons and glue then to the cardboard.

This little dragon is slithering along the flowers. Queen of her garden. notice the crown on her back!
OK. I admit the photographer was having a little trouble. But I just had to post this one. It almost looks like a real snake. The kids used the eraser part of a penile to make the scales.

This Blue beauty is guarding her newly hatched dragon-ettes! Well done kids!

1 comment:

  1. The kids used the eraser part of a penile to make the scales. hee hee