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Re: lesson ideas for 1st and 2nd while glazing???


Date: Thu Sep 23 2004 - 18:13:25 PDT

Ohhhhhhh...their mommas are gonna love YOU! Let us see some of them
when they are finished. I always told them not to attach slip to the
birds or eggs that are inside the nest, as they are much easier to glaze
if they can be glazed separately. When you put them back into the nest
after everything is glazed, the kiln will make them all stuck
permanently together after the glaze cools and crystalizes. If you
attached the eggs and babies inside the nest with slip, you could use
some masking tape to protect the eggs from the nest color as they glaze
the nests. Good luck and let us see your prize babies! Warning....I
have been doing this project for about 16 years, at least. I have
parents say to me that they are SO excited to have a row of nests on
their windowsills if they have had multiple kids come through my class.
Many have told me that I should never stop doing that project. It's
really perfect for the age and the size of their hands, isn't it?

Linda Woods

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