I gave each child a piece of clay about the size of a tennis ball. We first pulled about 1/3 of our clay apart and set it aside. With the larger piece of clay, we made a pinch pot. We then pulled about half of the smaller piece of clay and patted it into a pancake. Cut the pancake in half for wings. We then scored and slipped to attach the wings to the sides of the upside-down pinch pot..
We then rolled two equal pieces of clay into spheres and flattened them into pancakes for the eyes. Scored and slipped them to attach to the bird.
We rolled the remaining clay into another sphere and flattened it into pancake. We cut it in half and then in quarters for the ears above the eyes and the feet. (I forgot the feet with my first class.) The last step was to use our clay tools to create a texture and pattern on our owls.
After they were fired we used white tempera cake to brightened them up and then added gloss medium for a shine. Each student was successful which is exactly what I am looking for in a clay lesson. thanks One Crayola Short for sharing !