Third and Fourth Grade G-Town artists are wrapping up their clay projects and are excited to show them off!
Third graders created coil pots and turned them into bird nests by squeezing clay through a garlic press; they loved creating the squiggly looking nest tops.
They created colorful birds, eggs, and baby birds using Model Magic. What child doesn’t love a nest full of birds?!
Fourth Graders created fun little face pinch pots, and added awesome felt hats. Each pinch pot has such character – every one of them makes me smile!
Inspiration for this project is from Fem Manuals blog – check out their darling face pots with hats too!
My third grade artists always learn coil pot building for their clay project. This year I switched it up a bit, and the coil pots became bird nests. We squeezed “twigs” through garlic presses to finish the tops of our pots – this was a big hit with my third graders!
glazing our nests
Bird Nests fresh from the kiln.
Of course, what’s a nest without a bird and some eggs? So we created some sweet little birds from Model Magic to live in our nests.
We colored the model magic by dabbing it with blue markers, then mixing it until we got just the right shade of blue.
Forming a bird
waiting for eyes and beak to be painted
eggs in nest – cute even without the bird!