Our class today was inspired by one of my favourite children's books. I must have read this little story to my own children scores of times because I just love the rhythmic style of the writing and the illustrations are so beautifully done. So I read the story and showed the Doodlebugs my sample of the baby turtle.
We moulded our turtles all from one piece of clay and used toothpicks and straws to make the markings on his back and to put in eyes etc. I think they did a really stellar job :) Pulling the flippers and making the head and tail stick out into a recognizable form from a single blob of clay is no small feat for a child.
Modelling Clay needs to be throughly dry before it can be painted so the Doodlebugs will get to paint them in the next class.
I didn't get many action pics of our little ones today... well because we were just too busy, but you can see a bit of them in the process and admire our little turtles ;P
Be a fly on the wall in our art room! Take a look at what we do, how we do it and the smiles that I get to see week after week :)