Craft: Clay (free lesson)

Developing their sculpting and modelling skills, children experiment with using different objects to create interesting textures on the surface of a clay tile

Learning Objectives

  • Use hands as a tool

  • Create repeating patterns in clay in same way as for printing pattern work

  • Understand that clay is a material that can only be used when it is flexible and wet

Lesson Plan

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Teacher Video: Skills: Using clay (free video)

Pupil Video: Making a clay tile

Pupil Video: Making a clay pot

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