I love summer! With my time off from the classroom I'm free to try different projects that have been on my mind that I may not have had time to do otherwise. I had some clay left over from when I did the clay plates with my son's class and decided to do some experimenting with pinch pots. My daughter wanted to join in the fun so we created these pinch pot owls.
We used air dry clay. First we created a simple pinch pot. Then we added the wings which were actually made from a large heart cookie cutter that we then cut into half to create 2 equal wings. Then we made 2 circles for the eyes and attached them. Lastly we attached a beak shape.
We then used a bent paper clip to make impressions for the feathers. A marker cap was used to help create the eyes and any other impressions were make by a wooden skewer.
This white owl in my 7 year old daugher's owl. As I didn't have much in the way of acrylic paints at home she had to resort to painting it all white. She didn't mind. She said it was a snowy owl.
I think I'll buy some citronella tea lights and use them as candle holders during the summer months on our patio!