Age Range: 7 to 12
Grade Range: 2 to 6
Skill Level: Moderate to Advanced
Science Project, Every Day and Rainy Day Activities
Supports Subject Area(s) of:
Language Arts – e.g. step by step instructions
Time needed for project:
1 hour, plus drying time for clay (overnight needed), glitter glue and paints.
- ACTIVA® Activ-Clay™
- Elmer’s® Classic Glitter Glue – Yellow, Blue, Red, Green, Purple and Pink
- Assorted Acrylic Paint Pots
- Lizard template; Non-Stick Craft Sheet; Clay Roller or old rolling pin no longer used for food, Plastic Knife; Paper Plate; Paint Brush; Water Basin; Paper Towels; Zipper Storage Bag; Found Objects to create texture in clay – plastic fork, beads, bottle cap, buttons, spool, cork, etc.
Pattern: (right click and choose "Save As" to download to your system)
STEP 1: Tear off a fist sized piece of clay and form it in to a large oval, with your hands, until it is approximately 1/8” thick on your craft sheet. Use the clay roller to smooth it out.
STEP 2: Place template over clay and cut out shape with plastic knife. Smooth any rough edges with your fingers. NOTE: make sure to store remaining clay in an air-tight container or zipper storage bag.
STEP 3: Create texture and pattern in clay Lizard with Found Objects. Let clay air dry overnight. NOTE: Flip clay lizard over several times during drying process to retain shape.
STEP 4: Paint Lizard with assorted Classic Glitter Glue and Acrylic Paints, let dry.
STEP 5: Use Glitter Glue to create a sealing topcoat for the Lizard. Apply to the Lizard with a paint brush, let dry. NOTE: This will seal the Lizard.
Use your Lizard as a Paper Weight or attach Magnets to the back to display on the refrigerator!
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