It's all those little moments that make being an elementary art teacher the best thing. And the projects that turn out so unexpectedly wonderful, like these tiny painted houses my sixth graders made:
They're TINY, like an inch or two. I gave each student a tiny little amount of clay and just had them use their hands to flatten it out. They then used some clay tools to cut a house shape and the Designer Liners underglaze for decoration. Students were also told to use a straw to cut a hole (or two) to hang their houses when finished.
I had given each student a small (maybe 4 x 6) piece of pink tagboard with their name on it so I could just add their name after they left. I love them all, and if any child doesn't want theirs I'm totally keeping it!
|This student is originally from Iran,|
and I love that she made double doors.
Happy spring, everyone! Only six more weeks or so!