This was a clay project to get the students excited about summer. This pushed their motor skills to the limits. This clay is air dry clay from Michaels. You must use a little bit of water while sculpting so it does get messy.
1. Air dry clay
2. Cup of water
4. Sharp pencil for engraved designs (or clay sculpting tools)
5. Tempura paint
I gave the students a ball of clay about the size of their palm.
They had to use their strength to flatten the clay out. This clay is rough so I had them stand to press down.
You must use a little water on your fingers to smooth the clay out. It is very messy.
After creating a flat rounded piece, pinch the edges to make the sun rays.
The students used a sharp pencil to engrave designs into the sun.
The clay is a dark brown color so we painted them white first.
Once the white paint dried, the students painted their suns with vibrant colors.
My Mantra: Strive to be the best me and improve a little every day. Be compassionate, especially to those who may not practice it. Continue to learn and love. Take a moment multiple times each day to breathe. Forgive myself and forgive others. Read books. Live what I preach. Accept others. And above all, laugh every single day.