A Tip Sheet for Teachers by Marjis Purcell. Marji is an Elementary Visual Arts Specialist in a Grade K-5 public school.
Cut each block of clay into 12 “cubes” so each child can choose or trade a wide variety of colors. The
average Sculpey III project in my Art room takes 2-4 “cubes” of color. My central supply table is
where I display the spectrum of colors and neutrals for children to see their color choices. They
“shop” for the number of cubes you are allowing per child, and collect them on 3”x5” cards.
To make “eye screws” for hanging items, buy a small coil of 20-gauge galvanized wire ($2.50 for 100 ft.)
and cut 1-2” lengths. Wrap this piece of wire around a thin pen barrel, and twist shut with pliers (not
fingers). Some trustworthy early finishers can sometimes make many eye screws once they learn the
method under supervision.