Sunday, April 12, 2015

1st Grade Ceramic Turtles

First graders made these cute and colorful turtles by first using a template to cut a shell from a clay slab.  Then they added a head, four legs, and a tail by "scratching and attaching" their pieces together. Using a toothpick, the students inscribed their turtle shells with various designs ranging from realistic shell patterns to hearts and flowers.  After the turtles were fired, the first graders painted them from head to toe with tempura paints, using a smaller brush to for details.

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