Clay Heart In Hand
My Young Fives (little kinders) made these clay hand plaques for their mamas. Aren't they adorable?
I pre-cut some circles for the backgrounds using a large cookie cutter. By the way, I now have a slab-roller and it has made my life SOOOOO much easier! I LOVE it! I highly recommend purchasing one. Ok, back to the topic at "hand." *groan*
Using a tapestry needle, the students cut around their own hand from a slab of clay. Finger lines were added using the needle also. Then, they pressed a heart shaped cutter in to the clay, making sure that they don't cut all the way through.
I demonstrate scoring and slipping next. They use the needles again to score the clay surfaces.
The students then add the liquid clay slip to both pieces and wiggle their clay hands in place on the circle.
I go around and add two small holes for hanging using a milk straw.