If you have extra clay and time, you can also make a coil pot as well.
Step 4 Make an Art Piece (craft)
Art is one of the best ways for a child to express herself. What constitutes a piece of art? That is up to you. Something the girls will enjoy making is their own polymer beads. When these dry, they can be made into necklaces or bracelets.
Sculpey Clay is one of the best things to use to make beads.
Here is a tutorial on how to make beads-she provides a supply list in the beginning. If you make some in advance, store the open clay in a plastic bag so it will not dry out.
Step 5 Paint and Glaze
Glazing is the part of pottery where the finished piece is sealed. If you are not going to go on a field trip to see this in action, you can do this step with this fun activity.
- White tiles, 4 x 4 in size
- Scrap paper
- Spray Sealant
- Plates for carrying the tile
On scrap paper, the girls are going to create a design that they will transfer to the tile. Once they are happy with the design, they can use Sharpies to create it.
Once that is complete, take the tile outdoors and spray it with sealant so it will not smudge.
How has your troop earned the Brownie Potter badge?