Sanity Savers: Make a Pinch Pot for the Archaeological Society Anniversary

Written by: Dan Walsh
STEM Educator

Supplies ideas:

Air drying clay or salt dough clay (reciepe), paint, brushes  

Length:

Build time: 5-10 minutes
Dry time: A few days  

Academic Subjects:

Art and Science

Directions for Archaelogical Pinch Pots:

May 10th marks the 141st anniversary of the American Archaelogical Society’s formation. An archaeologist is a person who studies the past by digging up artifacts. Today we are going to make our own artifacts with clay!

1.)  Roll out your clay and then ball it up into one big ball. 

2.)  Using your thumb push the center of the ball in. Push it in into you have a little floor.  

Sanity Savers: Make a Pinch Pot for the Archaeological Society Anniversary

3.)  Work your fingers around the hole and make it bigger.

Sanity Savers: Make a Pinch Pot for the Archaeological Society Anniversary

4.)  Once you have a pot the size you want it, take a paintbrush or pencil and draw around the edges and inside the bowl.   

5.)  If using air dry clay, place it on a plate and let dry. It may take a day or two to completely dry.  

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6.)  Once your pot is dry you can paint it!  

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