My third graders make these each year. They are glazed using Stroke & Coat Wonderglazes (two coats).
They begin by learning about the clay suns of Mexico and view several examples. They then create a design that will be replicated in clay. I hand out a circle shape to trace and they go from there.
Their clay suns must match their drawings, as seen in the following examples:
The kids also love using these stamps (press tools) on the cheeks and forehead from Mayco. We add holes in the top using the handy milk straw method and when fired, add a ribbon for hanging.
Glazing the suns to match their drawings.
The kids really seem to enjoy this project! To see our entire gallery, visit our Artsonia page.