3rd graders were so stoked to create ceramic dragons. We began by talking about different types of dragons and how cultures around the world throughout history have incorporated dragons into their myths and legends.
3rd graders drew dragons in their sketchbooks and included details like wings, spikes, scales, and tails.
To create the dragons out of clay, we talked about coils, slabs, and pinching. Students used these techniques to design their dragon. Using an assortment of objects and tools, texture was created.
Some students even added eggs or treasure. After the dragons were bisque fired in the kiln, we used colorful glaze to finish them.
The kids were amazed at how shiny and bright their dragons became after the glaze firing!