I have not made clay stamps with my classes before -- we'll see how it goes!
The idea is to have the kids use their stamps on a sculpture that we will be making in a few months.
They seemed to really like the idea.
I began by showing a view video clips -- showing examples of how clay stamps work.
Using my document camera, I demonstrated how to create a "roller" stamp (which helped me to introduce the term "slab") and then how to create a stamp with a handle.
|I always save boxes -- especially the marker and colored pencil ones. These are GREAT for keeping things organized. I use them to help keep my pastels and inkwells sorted.|
Luckily, I had a few to help store the stamps as they dry!!
|A few "roller" stamps|
|This one was made with the student pressing in a bracelet that they were wearing.|
I did encourage them to use a variety of tools -- this opened up a new view on creating textures with everyday items.
We used pens, coins, bottle caps, etc.