SchoolArts Magazine

NOV 2014

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How to Make a Clay Whistle You will need: • Cla • Water • Two craft sticks 1. as even as possible and about the thickness of a pencil. 2. Wet the edge of one pinch pot and attach it to the other, creating a hollow . 3. T flatten it on one side. Attach the flat- water and smooth the edges to form a mouthpiece. 4. Flatten the mouthpiece and the hollow ball against the table to make it look like a traditional coach's whistle. 5. Insert a craft stick through the mouth- piece, through the hollow part of the . 6. Take the second craft stick and scoop , making sure that the beginning of the scoop is perpendicular to the first stick and the end of the scoop at an angle of appr degrees. Notice that the beginning of the scooped out area should begin at the point that lines up with the outer side of the hollow ball. Scoop all the smooth this area well. 7. emove the first stick. This should result in a small "shelf" inside the scooped opening. Insert the sec- ond stick and flatten the edge of this shelf. Y a sound. If so, cover this hole with a 8. If the whistle works, stop here and let -hard befor other details. If the whistle does not work, reinsert the first stick car and smooth the opening and the edge of the inner shelf. The airflow from the mouthpiece should slide across the shelf and line up with the angled edge of the top hole. Keep fiddling with it until it works. 9. Once the whistle reaches leather-hard Fir paint or glaze.

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