Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Working with Clay

The week before Spring Break we played with clay.
Everyday the table was busy, some children creating something new
on each visit.
Clay is a wonderful medium for building our fine motor muscles.
As well as building their curiosity and creative expression.
How is clay different from play dough?
I find it interesting that clay draws the interest of boys far more
than any other medium, including play dough.
It might be the tools available.
Hammers, rolling pins, anything that will pound.
At the end of the week all our pieces were left to dry over 
the weekend.
I filled the kiln Monday morning and by the evening it was done.
Tuesday morning I emptied the kiln, thrilled to see everything was still intact.
All ready to paint when we go back after Spring Break.