I had one of those moments today. The wonderful anticipation of opening the kiln, to find every. single. project. exploded.
Now, what to do with those cute little kindergarteners that have been anxiously anticipating painting those little clay ducks?
Make new birds, of course! However, with only three art classes left, I knew that we'd have the same results if we tried clay again. It's just too humid in my classroom for those little quackers to dry enough for firing.
So we reviewed color mixing.
And used up some two year old Model Magic.
Students mixed secondary colors when needed and created a bird of their choice.
Then I told them that Model Magic doesn't keep, so they would just have to make more sculptures and use it all up!