Our learning objective was: I can create a sphere out of clay. We first discussed what a sphere is and I then showed my classes three different ways to create a sphere out of clay. Pat it in cupped hands, rolling it in our hands or rolling it on the table.
After each student created and showed me their sphere they tapped it onto the table to create one flat side. I then bisque fired them.
We then used black and red tempera paint with gloss medium mixed in to turn our clay pieces into lady bugs. The kids loved their ladybugs and I think they did a nice job on them. This was a very manageable clay project to do with the little ones in a shorter time period. Thanks to the art teachers at Warren Elementary for sharing!