Thursday, October 8, 2009

Piggie Parade

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?



~Cyndi said...

These pigs are awesome! Good work, everyone! Makes me lonesome for Pike Place in Seattle with Rachel and all the other piggies. :)

(If you don't know what I'm talking about, it's time for a field trip!)

Lainie said...

I have no idea what you're talking about and I field trip would be awesome!!!

Kysha said...

That is the cutest thing, Lainie!

Michelle said...

Those are too cute! Love it!

MarshaMarshaMarsha said...

Adorable! We love piggies. I'll have to remember that craft when we start our world history up again. We just finished week 2 of our lessons and have a little American history to finish up from last year before we move on.

LOVE the accessories!

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