Clay Suns


  • Slabs of clay

  • Extra clay for details

  • Cutting tools


  1. Cut a rectangle or square slab of clay for the base

  2. Cut a circle out of another slab of clay, which will be the middle of the sun.

  3. Add sun rays, a face and other details, making sure they are resting on the base or they will fall off

  4. Encourage the kids to use piece of clay to add details/texture rather than carving out details.

  5. Kiln fire, glaze, and fire again.


  • Looking at the picture, the suns aren't on bases. They may appear sturdy, but the sun rays kept breaking off. Building them on a clay slab base makes the suns sturdier.