Scanning the beach for driftwood
Air dry clay birds ready for paint
Children got to choose their own perfect perch
Katie, 2nd grade added a few eggs for her mama bird
I did this project last spring inspired by some gorgeous clay birds on wood I saw at New City Arts. I was excited to try it again with a new group of K-4th graders. After their clay birds were dry, the children painted them with acrylics using real bird photos as their inspiration. They chose the perfect driftwood perch from my collected pieces. I added a coat of Mod Podge and glue gunned their bird to the wood. Only drawback, Air Dry clay is a bit fragile and I've had to mend a few broken wings. I'm finding my trusty glue gun doesn't adhere well with this material. Any suggestions on a good glue for clay repairs?