Put the FUN in functional with a playful project that teaches the basics of ceramic hand building. Either come up with your own set of beastly attributes or use a random generator for the number of eyes, type of teeth, and more.
Clay leaves - good way to teach about rolling slabs. First, roll out a slab of clay, then place a leaf onto the clay. Roll over it with a rolling pin to make an impression. Then trace around it with a knife & cut out the clay leaf. Peel the leaf off & use a toothpick to make deeper indentations (“,)
Art is Basic-- Art Teacher Blog: Clay Camp for Kids- Week One