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Animal Sculpture with Air-Dry Clay

Kids LOVE using clay, maybe more than any other art medium, yet most schools and homes do not have a kiln for fir­ing. If this is your sit­u­a­tion, don’t let this stop you from shar­ing the expe­ri­ence of work­ing with clay with your stu­dents! Cray­ola Air Dry Clay is a good alter­na­tive to the traditional […]

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Art Demo ~ Crayola Model Magic

Here are a few scary (and sadly, out of focus!) mon­sters from a prod­uct demo I did yes­ter­day for Cray­ola, using their Model Magic mod­el­ing mate­r­ial. These imag­i­na­tive crea­tures were cre­ated by an 8 year old boy who couldn’t get enough of this stuff! Before being asked to teach this demo, I always thought Model Magic […]

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Catch of the Day” — Ceramic Fish

Clay fish plat­ter by Alli­son Kids love clay! There’s just some­thing about get­ting your hands cov­ered with mud that kids can’t resist! Clay is a great medium for learn­ing about tex­ture and form, and its pos­si­bil­i­ties are end­less. Here are my direc­tions for this fun fish plat­ter.… a per­fect sum­mer project!Direc­tions:1. Draw a fun fish […]

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