When I saw this pin on Pinterest I knew it would be the perfect project for my second grade students. It was a great follow up to our mixed media owl projects. I had done a similar technique in the past but we made penguins instead of owls. The kids really had a great time making these. They really looked closely at owls and how they could create some of the feather textures in the clay using found objects. Some of the skills that we worked on were; creating texture in clay, clay can be pinched or pulled, and a review of the clay process; firing, underglazes and glaze.