Want an ocean-themed clay project with high success? Super fun? Colorful? Only one firing? And……NO SLIP!
Try this sea rocks lesson plan!
- white vinegar in small cups
- Popsicle stick or other clay tools
- gallon-size Ziploc storage bags (if more than one session is required)
Look at photos of sea life that attaches to rock.
For another artist’s take on sea life, view images from Disney movie ‘Finding Nemo’. Look at the sea life on the ocean floor.
Download this clay sea rocks powerpoint from CAEA conference (we think this project was presented by clay educator Barry Bernam around 2005).
If you don’t finish, wrap clay in damp paper towels and seal in Ziploc bag.
I let them dry for 12 days, then fired on slow setting.
I will add shine with a little spray gloss (I use Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch Spray Gloss ).
A huge thank you to SDAEA’s Carol Catalano Webb, who brought back this lesson from California state conference AND made the YouTube movie. A huge thank you to the clay teacher who created the Powerpoint (we think it was Barry Bernam-please leave a comment if you know Barry!).