We start by coming up with 3 ideas for our clay bobble heads, and then we pick one of them. Next, we started to make pinch pots for our clay heads (a pinch pot is like a clay bowl, we need 2 pinch pots for our clay heads), then we make details for our clay heads and slip & score it on (Slip is clay glue, it's basically clay mixed with water. Scoring is like scratching the clay to make it bumpy because smooth clay don't like to stick to smooth clay.). After that, we make the body for our clay bobble heads. The body if very similar to the head, but you have to have a chopstick holder inside the body so you could put a chopstick in and connect it with the body. After you added the details, the head and body goes inside the oven to get cooked. Some people's details fell off (NOT mine), but they glued it back on. Then, we glaze our clay bobble heads so it will have some color. We put 2-3 layers of glaze on our head & body so the clay won't show through the clay. After the head and body is glazed, the clay bobble head goes back in the oven to cook. when the head and body goes out of the oven, we cut a chopstick to the perfect length and hot glue it into the chopstick holder. Next, we wrap a piece of wire on a chopstick to make a spring. And after the spring is done, we glue the spring onto the chopstick and connect the head and body. After you finished that, you are done.
I think the Clay Bobble Heads unit was very fun and I learned alot in that unit. I learned about pinch pots, coils, slip & score (Maybe?), etc. And if I can make another clay bobble head, I will glaze it more carefully because I didn't glaze every part of my clay bobble head, and somehow a bit of the glaze went to a place they are not supposed to be in. I still think I did quite well in this unit.