Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!

Here are some fabulous clay projects 4th graders worked on very hard to give as Mother's Day gifts.  The inspiration for this lesson came from here and here.  Because students knew they'd be giving them as a gift, they took so much pride in making them, which is always fun to see.  These were actually so simple to make.  We spent one day working with the wet clay and the next to paint.

We used acrylic paint and I added in a pearl medium mix in color that left a nice finish.  Students could choose to paint the heart whatever color they liked, but most chose to do the metallic gold or silver.  Using stamps I had from when I was in a big homemade card making phase of my life (about the 5th grade…those things are vintage) students pressed in images, quotes, and sayings of their  choice.  Most of them used something like "For A Special Mother."

I took them outside sprayed them with a little glitter spray and a clear gloss enamel….

and ta-da we had some pretty beautiful things.

Here are some detailed images.  Naturally, they don't photograph as AWESOME as they actually are.

Happy Mother's Day to all those Mom's out there!  If you haven't seen this video it's a must see, might even make you a little teary eyed.

Thanks Mom's!

Shout out to my mom:

Thanks for making the 90's awesome.  

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