Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Clay Coins


My Grade Ones have been studying the symbols of Canada and I had them design a new Canadian coin to make out of clay.  A couple of years ago when we hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics here in Vanccouver I did a similar project, but we designed Olympic medals.

I have been collecting stamps at Michael's on a regular basis.  You can't beat $1.50 for a rubber stamp (and sometimes I get them even cheaper!)  Amongst my collection I have these wonderful Canadian themed stamps:



I do have a few others but the designs aren't suitable for imprinting in clay.

After looking at the similarities between all our Canadian coins we decided they all neede a picture/symbol, the word Canada, and a value.  Student used small letter set stamps for the words.

We fired the finished coins once and then painted with metalic acrylic paint - which got many ooohs and aaahs!








2 comments:

  1. What kind of clay did you use on the Canada coins?
    Many Thanks,
    C

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    1. Low fire ceramic clay, most likely an Amaco brand bought at Michael's. I do not use air dry clay for clay tile type projects anymore. I find it too fragile.

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