I can't find where I got this idea, checked my Pinterest boards and it wasn't there plus I saw it a long time ago so if you have a reference I'd like to give credit
. I needed a clay project and this one just seemed perfect... Well, perfect NO. The 3rd graders did this and I think when I count over 150 students and less than 10 fell apart those aren't really bad odds. We practiced with modeling clay rolling into coils and placing in bowl molds. Then we went into the terra cotta. Looking back I don't think it was the grade level but if you do this remember to tell them to roll each coil the size of a quarter AND the thickness of an Oreo. The blending of the inside of the bowl is really important to so that the seams are sealed. They came out beautiful but REALLY, REALLY fragile. Now I'm crossing my fingers they make it home.