Clay for Kindergarten is very much experimental. They are working on filling up space and their fine motor skills with both of these projects. The first project was a texture pendant. Each child got a lump of clay that they then split and rolled into two balls. They then flattened the pieces of clay with their hand (not too thin!!) and used found objects and stamps to create a design on the pendants. When they were finished with both, the brought them to me so I could put their name on them and poke a hole for a string. Once they were dried and fired, we used liquid watercolors to paint them and layer the colors. These turned out simply beautiful! Below are my two samples, I forgot to photograph that day and the students very much wanted to take them home!
For our second project, we once again flattened a ball of clay. Once it was flat, the students had to chose to do either a lady bug or a lightening bug. Then working step by step, each group worked on drawing in their details with different objects. Once they were dry and fired, we used tempera to paint them and then created a leaf for the bug to sit on!