Second Grade, Snails!

snail friends

“Second Grade, Snail friends”

Our Second Graders just went home with these sweet snails!. We began by rolling two pieces of clay into a coil. Then, we learned a new skill for joining pieces of clay together called scoring and slipping! We created the shell of our snail by scoring one side of our coil, adding our slip or “glue”, and rolling our coil into a spiral shape. The second coil made the snails head and foot. We used our needle tool to create the mouth and even learned how to attached tiny coils for our snail’s lower tentacles. We also learned how to pinch our clay carefully to create a wavy look for our snail’s foot. After scoring and slipping our shell to the snail body, we began adding texture to our shell. We used toothpicks, marker caps, and needle tools to do this. We loved learned so much about our snail friends!

On our second meeting day, students got to see their snails and begin adding glaze colors. Our snail’s tentacles and eyes were added last, using colorful pipe cleaners and googly eyes. These final touches helped bring our snails to life!

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