An activity to make a small container with a base and lid, sculpted by hand and clay sculpting tools.
Simple Clay Container
To begin, soften clay by throwing it onto a flat surface.
Roll clay on table and use hands to mold into a ball.
Use rope to cut clay in two pieces by pulling through the clay ball 1/3 from top. One piece should be smaller than the other.
Use wire sculpting tool to carve out interior clay on both sides of ball. Push tool through and move in a circular motion.
Pull out excess clay. Leave an even and equal amount of thickness on each piece as later they will join to be the bottom and top of a container..
Smooth edges of both pieces with finger.
step 7 - Optional
Create a decorative element for lid of container. Take excess clay and roll into a small ball. Score middle of top lid, and one side of ball.
step 8 - optional
Apply water with finger to scored clay and adhere ball to top of lid.
step 9 - optional
Place lid on top of base and make sure the size is the same. Smooth any edges and decorate with other tools as desired.