I just love this beauty made by a 1st grader. Gorgeous work Talia!
Cool Pop Art Bird Daniella
Matthew (6) knew he wanted to create a red cardinal
(I gave my bird some wire feet, but opted to leave this step out for the kids)
Air Dry Clay birds ready for paint and perches
I was inspired by the gorgeous clay birds on wood at New City Arts. Minus a kiln, we used air dry clay. I showed the children a basic method for creating their bird, pinching the beak with their thumb and forefinger. Some chose to add wings and some texture. Shannah had some gorgeous pieces of reclaimed wood for her 2nd graders' birds. In lieu of these, my daughter and I took a walk along the shore and scored some really wonderful pieces of driftwood. (Talk about a fun task!) This week the children painted their birds and chose their wood perches. A coat of Mod Podge gave them a nice glossy finish and finally they were glue-gunned to the driftwood. These were created by children ages 5-10. I encouraged them to use real birds to inspire their paint choices. But they were allowed to create a fantasy bird if they chose to. I love that everyone had their own unique vision.