We are very lucky to have the luxury of a kiln in our school, allowing us to complete clay and fused glass projects.
I wanted to make a gift for the children to take home at the end of term. As a multicultural school, some of the children don’t celebrate Christmas, so I chose a winter themed art lesson about snowmen.
Small groups of children worked on the fused glass snowmen while the rest of the class made pastel snowman drawings.
I pre-cut the white glass into 2 x 3 rectangles and cut black glass rods to make eyes and buttons.
Each child put their white piece on a paper plate labelled with their name and added pieces of scrap glass to create their snowman. They were then sprayed with hairspray to stop them moving around when I took them to the kiln.
When placing them in the kiln, I labelled them with a sticky note and took a photograph so I would know whose was whose when they came out. I removed the sticky notes before firing.
When they came out, we added a hook (stuck on with E6000 glue) and a ribbon for hanging.