Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Afternoon Clay Project
I decided NOT to go anywhere today so the kids wanted to do a project.
I have a ton of glass yogurt jars, so I figured we could do something with them.
We each covered the jar in clay that was pressed out with a pasta machine.
Keely's purple jar and Henry's brown jar were decorated with beads. We got them to stick well using Sculpy liquid clay. The clay was baked as usual, however I left the oven open a crack so that there was not so much direct heat. I was worried that the beads would melt!
I made the circles on my orange jar by making a roll of three different colors and slicing the roll.
I found all these techniques in THIS book, that we checked out at the library.