The most exciting thing we've done this year is to make percussion
instruments out of clay. We used styrofoam heads in order to make a
round-bottomed bowl and added coils to complete them.
They took about three sessions to work on and don't need to be glazed.
We are watching a video to get a few playing techniques down.
I worked with 8th to 12th graders - they had a blast. Many of my
students have ADHD and it was very engaging.
Some information can be found at:
The video is at:
We had less success with ocarinas (clay whistles) which have to be tuned
What a great combo - making something beautiful out of mud - and it
becomes your very own portable instrument.