According to the Roman Empire book we're using this year, children of wealthy parents played with jeweled-encrusted, animal-shaped toys made of terracotta just like this one--
Our project today was to make a non-hardening clay version. We had clay left over from our "waxed tablet" project so it was a snap!
First we mashed and smashed--
And then we mushed and squshed--
Then we rolled balls of various size--
And soon our piggies took shape--
For jewels we used what we had and that was embellishments for papercrafts--
Here is my little piggy--
Brigitta's before she made her pig a top hat--
and after he was accessorized--
Kurt's aardvarkish piggy--
and here he is complete with luggage
(you might want to put some sunglasses on--he has a lot of bling, bling)
And finally, Leisl's sweet lil' guy
Here is our Piggy Parade...
So, what did you do today?