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Re: Recycling clay

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Ellyn Wenk (ellyn)
Thu, 06 May 1999 00:19:59 -0500


> Terry,

> I use the old dry clay as chalk. We do outside chalk drawing
> with it. Also I use it when we do Cave art it works great as
> an earth color for their hunting scenes. I have a hard time
> throwing it away, but I don't think I would go through that
> whole kneading process as I just don't have the time. Oh and I
> have also used it as a carving medium for small sculptures.

Ellyn

> >I just dump the old clay.
> >
> >I saved and saved and saved for years and years and years.
> >
> >I tried to knead it all myself and didn't have the time.
> >
> >I tried to train parent volunteers, and after an hour of
> kneading, they
> >never
> >came back.
> >
> >Clay is cheap, so I just buy more. I order what I'll need at
> the beginning
> >of each year and plan for those scraps to be tossed out.
> >
> >I save way too much stuff, anyway, and felt kinda proud to be
> able to toss
> >something!
> >
> >Terry in Garland, TX
>
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