Over the last two weeks, Year R have been learning how to model animals with clay. As a class, we began by discussing sculpture and three-dimensional art. The children then began to explore the clay with their hands; they squeezed the clay; rolled it into balls and then cylinders. They were shown how to use their hands and fingers to sculpt, manipulate and push the clay to change its shape; join ears and tails using the blending technique; draw in the clay and create texture and pattern with tools.


This project is perfect for building strength and dexterity in young hands. The sculptures are fabulous! Please view our gallery below: