So I always looked forward to sharing this experience with more kids and big kids. This time I decided to undertake the task of creating the clay from scratch during the workshop. Knowing the raw ingredients and creating a final product with your hands can be so fun and exciting. I didn’t have a lead “teacher” for this workshop so wrote out the instructions the night prior.
With 20 kids and many big kids, we split into 4 groups. Flour, cream of tar tar, salt, oil, mixing bowls, were provided to for the formulation of the clay. Plastic bottles grabbed from the trash were used to re-create the mouth and container for volcanoes; cardboard boxes I grabbed from grocery store proved to be excellent backdrops, perfect for painting scenery. Kids took their new friends around their home to collect additional items to decorate and specialize the molded volcanoes.
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