Monday, July 23, 2012

Angry Bird Clay Sculptures



So here is a project we did today in our All About Art Summer Camp!  It is good for any age between 3-12 (but honestly, our college-age counselors loved doing this project for themselves too!).

Materials:
Air Dry Clay (white)
Tempera Paint
Paintbrushes
Paper plates
Water cups
Smocks
Googley Eyes
Elmer’s Glue
Black, Orange, or Brown Pipe Cleaners
Feathers


1. Starting with a tennis ball-sized ball of clay, roll until smooth.

2. Pinch a beak out with two fingers from one side.  It can be a short or long as wanted!

3. (Optional) shape the clay to have a triangular top.

4.  Using pipe cleaners, bend into foot-like shape and press into the bottom of the clay.

5. Next, press feathers in the back for the bird’s tail (3-4 feathers is fine!).

6.  Allow the bird to dry fully – about two days.

7.  Once the bird is dry, paint the bird with Tempera paint.

8.  Glue on googley eyes!


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