We are using armatures in 8th grade to maintain the shape of the bottle. Students are using water bottles for this and as you can see, it allows them to mold and shape without hurting the integrity of the structure.
I think this project is one of my favorites because we can use clay to express different aspects of our emotions or personalities. I really enjoy seeing the creative results when we finish.
Stay tuned for a video I am producing about this project and the 7th grade clay project, too!