During the last few weeks the 3rd graders have been putting the finishing touches on their clay aliens. After sculpting them, we went and took a "field trip" to see the kiln where they were getting fired, and watched a video* to learn how clay is actually made. After the aliens were cooled off, 3rd graders were able to start painting them. The aliens were painted with contrasting colors (light/dark) to help the features stand out. *click on the word "video" to view it.