Tuesday, May 8, 2012

One of my favs...

Every year I have my 6th graders do "Capodimonte inspired flowers" because they are easy, successful and mom's have come to count on them.  This year we are running out of time so they are an optional, after school project.
check out these hardworking students
They are super simple to make...
thanks to many years of watching my mom make cakes.
start with a fist size chunk of clay
Roll out finger sized coils of clay
Pinch the top of the coil
Roll up the coil
This is the center of your flower.  Repeat to add more petals.

Ta-dah... a ROSE!
Build as many flowers as you want... but they have to hook together.
smash out some clay (in your hand) for a leaf
add leaf details
Make sure everything is slipped and scored and fastened together.  
They are gorgeous when they are all done. 
 (click here to link to artsonia)  

Hope everyone is "enjoying" these last crazy days of school.  It never fails to amaze me how much stuff there is to do at the end.


  1. Wow. Thanks for the instructions. Will have to try them next year!

  2. These are amazing! Want to try this for sure!

  3. thank you! my 6th graders were asking to do a clay project, this is perfect for an end of year thank you to the parents.

  4. WOW amazing. this is such wonderful art and gift

  5. Lovely! I'm going to let my 5th graders give it a try! They will not have an opportunity to do this at our middle school! Great for learning to make coils, and not too technical! WooHoo! Thanks for sharing!

  6. You fire these in the kiln, right?

  7. You fire these in the kiln, right?

    1. Yes I Bisque Fire them... Since we paint with tempera paint and varnish we don't do a glaze fire. You could glaze and fire them a second time.

  8. I would love to do this if I had something to fire them in. I would love to work with clay but I have no kiln.

    1. It would work with air dry clay! ... or even oven bake clay.

  9. I clicked the link on the link "Capodimonte inspired flowers" and was shocked that a porn site came up. I would remove this hyperlink.