Second grade students created clay owls after working on their Owl Close Up pictures in cray-pa. Last year we made these from slabs of clay and this year was going to be the same...until my slab roller broke and I had only enough for 2 of my four classes. I looked online and found another owl project made more like a pinch pot and decided to give it a try. I found this great website that had pictures of the process. If you ever teach a project about birds this site is amazing; http://redandthepeanut.blogspot.com/2013/09/how-to-make-ceramic-pottery-owl-out-of.html
Both types of owls came out great. I think the slab owls are easier for the kids but I think most of them would have chosen the 3D one. They both allowed for the kids to practice attaching clay with slip and score and were a great review of adding texture and a great follow up to our 2D owl project.