Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Ming Dynasty Bowl

Here is our first official Ancient Chinese Ming Bowl!
We studied Ancient China last week and this was our project.
Here is the step by step process.
Rolling the clay was hard work. Notice the princess dress.

We do art as royalty in our house!

Mr. Man having a go at it! Is that a look of passion or what!

We covered bowls with plastic wrap and then molded the clay around them to dry.

We had to make snakes out of the leftover clay!

Our hardened bowls ready to paint.

We looked at books with Ming bowls and went to it!

Here is the inside!


Melanie said...

Big smiles here, looking at those pitures. I think we could trade children for a day and hardly notice the difference!
What a great keepsake those bowls will be. Can you pass on the directions?

Melanie said...

Okay, it is getting a little late for me...it is clear HOW you made to bowls from the pictures =0) I just want to know what kind of clay did you use?

Mrs. "M" said...

Hi Melanie,

I went to Michael's (w/my 40% off coupon)and bought air drying clay. Air dry being the key thing. I just recently saw a tub of it by Crayola at Superstore for $6.99.


Stacy said...

wow! you fun homeschooling mama, you! :)
loved the photos! :)

Heather_in_WI said...

Love it! John loved this project, too! :)