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.

INSTRUCTIONS:

 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.
 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.)
 Attach the beak in the same manner.
 Attach the wings.
 Smooth the clay with a wee bit of water on your finger.  Let dry.
This is the bird after being fired.
This is the bird glazed!