Thursday, December 6, 2012
5th Grade Checkerboards: Part 2
On the second day of the checkerboard project, students painted their bone dry boards with under glaze. I was tempted to fire them first and then glaze, but that would take more time to get a full kiln to fire, and the kids want to try and have them done by Christmas. So, we had to be REALLY careful moving our boards from the shelf to the table, and we did have a few boards snap, but it's going to be okay! I thought that I would just glaze them together, but some of the kids boards warped a lot during the drying process so instead, we are going to glue them to cardboard and felt to give them stability.
Penguins! One of the few very creative student checker pieces!
Some basket balls...
One student made bugs for his pieces! Another very creative set of checker pieces.