Kaitlyn's Greek pottery
This is a simple craft to do as part of a Greek mythology lesson. My daughter made her plate during Grade 6 -- however, the project is appropriate for any grade. Younger children will paint simpler images and older children or art students can make them more complex.
- scrap paper and pencil,
- Paper plate,
- Paint (we used black and gold).
- scotch tape,
- 2 pipecleaners
example of real Greek pottery
- Draw a rough design on a scrap piece of paper.
- The pottery designs usually have a circle around them.
- You can use anything as your inspiration.
- One of the best sources of inspiration is to read a greek myth and then draw a picture inspired by that myth.
- Remember you need to keep the image simple enough to paint it.
- Paint your paper plate a base color (we used black paint for this).
- Let dry
- Note: acrylic paint dries very fast. If your children are old enough to keep it off their clothes, it's a great option. If it does get onto something, wash it out immediately... Once it dries, it is not washable.
- Use paint colours like gold, deep red or silver to paint the design on your plate. Greek pottery usually only has one (maybe two) colours used to make the design.
- Bend two pipecleaners into oval shapes and tape or staple them to opposite sides of your plate as a handle.