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Make decorative discs by pressing shapes into Crayola® Air-Dry Clay. The possibilities for making detailed impressions are endless!
Not so long ago, farmers molded butter with designs. Ask students to investigate how and why they made butter molds from clay. Sometimes today, fancy butter pats are made in small molds.
What everyday items do student know that are made by molding, pressing, or printing? (coins, license plates, leather, gelatin, candles) Do you enjoy making footprints in mud, sand, or snow? Then you’ll really enjoy making prints with Crayola Air-Dry Clay.
Students gather several objects such as marker caps, shells, and other items that have either a raised or indented design. Encourage them to be inventive!
Using a clean, washable surface. students roll clay into a ball about as wide as the object used to make an impression. Press the ball into the object (or vice versa) and gently pull them apart. Is the design raised or indented? Concave or convex?
Wash the clay off the objects pressed before the clay dries. Air-dry impression for at least 3 days.
Students share their clay impressions with small groups of classmates.
Explore how Lane Smith’s illustrations contribute to the mood created by the words of Jon Scieszka in their book, The Ma
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Create an original pop-art repetitive portrait based on a study the life and work of Andy Warhol.
Engage your students in deep understanding of ratio & proportion without them even knowing! Use the children’s book “Chu
Picasso’s art career spanned many decades and included a variety of styles and influences. Create a portrait collage ins
Create a 3-D braille chart simply with Crayola® School Glue, Markers and paper.
People around the world give thanks for their food. Celebrate a harvest of pineapples, pumpkins, or pomegranates-and sho
Display the 7 principles of Kwanzaa in a one-of-a-kind accordion window book.
Get inspired by Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night. Create a glittery crayon-resist reproduction of this masterpiece.