Kindergarten / Pre-school
We had so much Fun making these clay birds. A friend of mine, Steph Madder of Tolt River Studio,
Donated 30 small bags of paper clay.
Each student started with a ball of 2" diam. paper clay. We shaped only the body and head of the bird. Plus beak!
Funny look'n little fella
About two days later, I insert toothpicks for the legs...watch carefully so that the clay doesn't become to hard. You want the clay to be set but soft enough to still poke the toothpick into.
Note: I found the paper clay dries a little slower than Crayola air dry clay.
Second class, we painted the birds and pasted feathers. I tried to find paste and evidently its a thing of the past. Sooo... I took 4 large glue sticks and 1/2 cup glue. Soften glue sticks in microwave on LOW, Until soft enough to blend in glue. mix well. Viola! Paste
I thought it easier to apply feathers with paste. Glue is to thin and runny.
Paper clay recipe
The birds turned out so cute!
Above is my teacher sample.
It was so fun to watch the birds take on their own individual personalities!
I love this one. it started out as blob.. and turned into this amazing bird stretching his wings! so cool.
A few more birdies from my pre-school class