Treasured Mother’s Day and Father’s Day Crafts/Gifts
I have always been perplexed about what my students could create that woud be a treasured Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or Christmas gift. A couple of years ago our Kindergarten classes decided to have the “Clay Teacher” come into our classrooms and direct a pottery lesson for making a Father’s Day gift. I have to say, the end result was that special gift that would be treasured by parents for many years down the road. It was also a rewarding lesson for our students. Since their visit, the owner decided to retire but has blessed us with online tutorials of how we can repeat the lesson. I wanted to share these with you as you can also start directing your own clay projects after watching these videos and do these inexpensively.
Important Tips About Working With Clay
The video posted by the “Clay Teacher” outlines very important tips about working with clay. It answers where to get cheap clay and what type is best.
Step By Step Tutorial For Doing a Clay Picture Frame
The link below outlines a step-by-step process in making a clay picture frame.
Mother’s Day Clay Projects
I will likely make the picture frame she demonstrated in the video above. I will play the video a number of times on my Smart Board prior to beginning the project. This will give my students a foundation as to what to expect prior to tackling the project. I haven’t decided if I am going to do this as a whole group yet or have my assistant pull a small group. Since this is a Mother’s Day surprise I can’t really ask for parent volunteers. I have posted pictures of other projects that would be fun to tackle in the future.
In the video, she demonstrated using a toothpick to make the hole in the middle, I would use the a circular object instead (top of a cup).
More Mother’s Day Craft/Gift Ideas
In the link below you will find more Mother’s Day craft/gift ideas.