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Clay Monsters


First graders made wacky and wild pinch pot monsters. We started off reading the story Leonardo the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems. This book is super cute and has a great message about being a good friend and a decent and kind person. Children paid special attention to the details and features of some of the monsters in the story when creating their own.

They had to use their very strong muscled to make a pinch pot (thumb up, thumb down, then pinch all the way around!) 005

The next week, we added details like eyes, teeth, tails, texture, and any sort of imaginative monster features the kids could come up with. Some first graders went for a “scary” look while others tried for a more “cute” monster. 038 037

The last step was to glaze. Each table had a different color of glaze and students carfeully carried their piece from table to table. The monsters turned out great! They have so much personality just like my amazing first graders 🙂

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Author: artwithmsk

Hello! My name is Ms. Katzin and I am an art teacher at an elementary school near Atlanta, Georgia. Teaching art is my passion and I love what I do!

2 thoughts on “Clay Monsters

  1. Haha! I had a great laugh at the expressions on these monsters’ faces! Your students make such awesome work as always 🙂

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