Clay Animal Whistles

This Clay Animal Whistles activity & project also includes:

Investigate North Carolina pottery history by creating clay animal whistles, a traditional leisure activity in the region. They research a particular animal and jot down its attributes to include in their project. Find step-by-step photographed images to guide you and your class through the project, as well as inspiring finished examples. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Hold an art gallery to show off these projects after weeks of work
  • Pair with a state or art history lesson
Classroom Considerations

  • Complete this yourself before diving in, as there are a lot of pitfall areas that would be best ironed out with experience

  • Includes a student-completed rubric as well as a teacher-completed rubric

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