I thought I’d pop in and share these stylish clay birds and nests we made in After School Art Club recently. We used air dry clay to construct a simple pinch pot for the nests, and then created our birds with two smaller balls of clay, plus a little beak. (I got the project idea from this YouTube video.)
Then I set out some beads, sequins, and feathers and we bedazzled our birds! Which is always the most fun part,
After the clay had a week to dry, I provided some Modge Podge for the kids to paint on their birds and nests (over everything except the feathers). This made their projects smooth and glossy, and protected all their little piece from falling off.
While they Modge-Podged (I guess i can make that a verb?), I read aloud Ruby’s Birds by Mya Thompson. In the book, Ruby learns the value of staying quiet and still to notice with her eyes and ears the beautiful birds in her park. Every page of the book has various birds hidden throughout, and we enjoyed pointing them out.
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