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Clay Letters with Franz Spohn

Watch the video for this project online at: https://youtu.be/3T73GxXfmSs



Hosts: Franz Spohn
Nationally recognized artist Franz Spohn shares imaginative art tips & techniques!

Always cover your work surface with a mat or some type of protective covering like wax paper or plastic.
Always use care when using tools or a heat source. Be careful and safe!

Age Range: 7 to 12

Grade Range: 2 to 6

Skill Level: Moderate

Appropriate for These Special Events:
Every Day and Rainy Days

Supports Subject Area(s) of:
Language Arts – e.g. step by step instructions
Visual Arts

Time needed for project:
1 hour plus drying time

Clay Letters
Materials needed:
Faber-Castell® Do Art Create with Clay
Faber-Castell® Connector Pens
Canson® Palette
Cancon® Tracing Paper
Straight Edge or Ruler


  1. Use Connector Pens to make your words or letters.  Experiment with different lettering styles, but thicker, chunkier letters are best.
  2. Then roll out your clay.  You can use the thickness of your pens as a guide to make sure the thickness of the clay is even. 
  3. You can even add textures using your cutting tools and texture plates.  Play with different ways of arranging your letters to create a shape.  The clay in the Do Art Create with Clay set is non-drying, so you can keep your art for a while, or start all over!



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