Projects for grades K – 1


Picture Frame

This makes a wonderful gift for the Winter holidays, Mother’s or Father’s Day. Add decorations and a special message for Mum to this cute picture frame. Make a round, square, oval or heart shaped window to show off a self portrait. To finish, paint and don’t forget to add the picture or photograph. Similar project …

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dinosaur

Dinosaur

This dinosaur can be modified to be a tyrannosaurus, allosaurus, ankylosaurus, brontosaurus or any other kind of dinosaur. Let the artist decide! A favourite project with young students that fits in well with prehistoric studies.

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Snowman

Frosty the Snowman

Frosty the Snow Man Frosty the Snowman is an all time favourite seasonal first project for young students. Tell the story of Frosty or watch with the movie. Students will learn all the basic skills of working with clay: rolling into a ball, coils, and flattening into a base, and there is plenty of scope …

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Unloading bisque fired projects from the kiln.

After the Class

After the class we will take the projects away with us, allow them to dry out, bisque fire in a kiln and return to you within three weeks. Unwrapping the carefully made and fired projects will be like Christmas day! The bisque fired project can then be painted.

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Getting ready for a class

The hardest part of arranging a CLAYTIVITY class is deciding on the date and choosing a project. If you can’t decide which project to make, send an email and we can help you decide – you can use our contacts page. But don’t worry, once we’ve made a date and time date, morning or afternoon, …

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Girl working on Project: Sky Dog and She Who Likes Horses

Easy to follow step by step instructions

The instructor will demonstrate and give clear instructions for two or three easy to follow steps for building the project. After each step the students will be given a piece of clay to work with. Students will learn how to shape, mold and mark the clay to make the individual components of their project and …

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Girls making projects

Instructor’s presentation

CLAYTIVITY Classes begin with a 10 – 15 minute presentation. The instructor will introduce the project idea, talk about a few of the wonderful physical properties of this amazing earth material and demonstrate the magic of throwing on a potter’s wheel.

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Boy working on a Saint Patrick's day Project

Every student is an artist

In CLAYTIVITY Classes, every student is an artist. Making a project with clay is a rich and rewarding experience that allows every student to create a unique project using the power of their own imagination. In two or three simple steps, CLAYTIVITY instructors will guide students through the whole process.

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Projects

There are many project ideas to choose from or ask about a custom project related to a particular idea.

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Project Ideas

CLAYTIVITY projects make great gifts for special days such as Mothers’ and Fathers’ Day or mark special occasions and events, or can be used to tie in with many learning themes and curriculum areas.

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Girl holding her project

Learn modelling skills and techniques

CLAYTIVITY instructors teach skills and techniques of modelling through building projects out of clay.

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Enrichment

CLAYTIVITY aims to enrich art programs in the school and community by providing instruction in hand-building with clay.

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Animals

Almost any animal can be made out of a block of clay. CLAYTIVITY will demonstrate how to make the basic shapes – legs, body and heady, how to shape, join together securely, and add decorations, textures markings and other features in a few easy steps. Choose a particular animal project such as a beaver, cougar …

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Wetlands

Great projects to make related to learning about wetlands

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Frosty the Snow Man

Snowman
Snowman

Frosty the Snowman is an all time favourite seasonal first project for young students. Tell the story of Frosty or watch with the movie.
Students will learn all the basic skills of working with clay: rolling into a ball, coils, and flattening into a base, and there is plenty of scope for using the artist’s imagination.
This is a great project for introducing solid shapes: sphere for the snowman body parts, cone shape for Frosty’s hat, and a cube for the gift box.
Add a candle holder to make a special holiday gift.

Dinosaur

dinosaur
dinosaur

This dinosaur can be modified to be a tyrannosaurus, allosaurus, ankylosaurus, brontosaurus or any other kind of dinosaur. Let the artist decide!

A favourite project with young students that fits in well with prehistoric studies.

Picture Frame

Picture frame
Picture frame

This makes a wonderful gift for the
Winter holidays, Mother’s or Father’s Day. Add decorations and a special message for Mum to this cute picture frame.
Make a round, square, oval or heart shaped window to show off a self portrait.
To finish, paint and don’t forget to add the picture or photograph.
Similar project ideas:

  • Christmas Tree Decorations
  • Make a special decoration to hang on the Christmas tree
  • Make an initial plaque – show off those letter learning skills!

Coil pots

Coil Pot
Coil Pot

Learn how to make a traditional coil pot.

The coil pot can be adapted to make a trophy for Father’s Day or a special Mother’s Day gift.

This project has been well tested on many classes of young artists!