This summer, at the art museum, I had the children make clay birds.  The birds turned out so cute!  I failed to get photos of the finished birds.  I only have this photo – of a bird left behind by one child.
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INSTRUCTIONS:
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The children will be making five basic shapes: an egg shape for the body, a sphere for the head, a triangle for the beak, and two “drops” for the wings.
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Attach the head by scoring the both sides with a plastic fork.  Add slip (which is watered down clay – this is like glue that will attach the two pieces.)
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Attach the beak in the same manner.
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Attach the wings.
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Smooth the clay with a wee bit of water on your finger.  Let dry.
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This is the bird after being fired.
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This is the bird glazed!

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