My six- to eight-year-olds are working on this fun clay project. I got this idea from http://newcityarts.blogspot.com/2012/03/hope-is-thing-with-feathers.html. I am happy with how they are turning out, and the kids seemed to really enjoy the process of creating and texturizing the birds, as well as hunting for the letter stamps. We talked about positive messages and brainstormed ways to use the letter stamps and help our art "say something." I am letting them dry slowly so they don't warp too much, and once they're fired, we will underglaze them.