How to Make a Turtle

Just a week ago from today, I was up and about absurdly early in the morning to teach a mini-lesson on clay to some 5th graders in Texas. As I logged into my computer, I gave thanks to the benefits of the virtual world. Not only does the virtual world connect kids learning about clay to folks who work in that world, but the session can be conducted wearing pajamas. I will have you know that I did brush my hair.

In addition to sharing some fun facts about clay, including those I’ve found are most relevant to kids, I offered to make an animal on demand to demonstrate some of the clay construction techniques I had talked about with them.

I thought I’d share a time-lapse video here of one way to make a great turtle!