Re: Metal Tooling: I also use magazines to put the metal onto, but I have
found that "gold tees" work better than pencils. And kids love using
something other than a pencil, it becomes more of a novelty, and keeps them
interested in their work.
Also, my new discovery: whenever we work with clay, and need to "score" or
use something sharp, I have used large paper clips and untwisted
them....alot of work, and Ilose alot....sometimes I have used nails, kids
end up using them as weapons on each other.....SOOOOO, when skiing last
year, I have discovered that the wire ski tags used to hold the lift pass
onto your ski jacket work great.....and "they're free!" (of course, you
have to pay the $60 lift ticket price, before you can snag the wire thingys!
BUt the kids think they are great to work with!
I have also used the wire ski thingys to hot glue to the back of artwork
that is made of boards, or mat board, and they make great hangers. (So do
the flip tabs from soda cans....)