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Re: Clay project/solution for Christy


From: Suzan Maib (suzan_maib_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Oct 28 2001 - 09:41:48 PST

RE: Clay projects/solution
If the clay is not covered with plastic (dry cleaning plastic works
best) it will dry out to fast and cause the cracking and curling. Also, if
your masks are too thin, they could warp easily. Place the completed
projects on a flat surface covered with plastic then the masks and then
lightly drape plastic over the projects. If you place them on a board or
cloth the moisture from the clay is absorbed to quickly to allow the clay to
dry evenly. Good luck!

>From: "Christy Linder" <>
>Reply-To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <>
>To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <>
>Subject: Clay projects
>Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2001 19:33:40 -0700
>I have some self-hardening clay that I would like to use for a 6th grade
>class...I wanted to have them make small faces/masks, but when I tried it
>the clay curled & cracked from shrinking. Any ideas on how to make it
>work, or different lessons that you recommend I try?

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