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Early Childhood Clay Curriculum (Kindergarten)

Grade Level



Clay, Paper Sculpture

  • Teaching Guide


Materials and Tools

  • White paper, 80 lb., 12×18″
  • Assortment of pre-cut strips of construction paper
  • Assortment of pre-cut strips of corrugated paper (optional)
  • Trays
  • Soufflé cups of glue
  • Craft sticks
  • Gray self-hardening clay
  • Wire clay cutter
  • Deli containers
  • Sponges
  • Cardboard square base
  • Canvas or other covering to lay on the floor during engagement
  • Plastic scraper for clean up
  • Table covers (optional)
  • 4-5 deli containers with a mix of glue and water (optional)
  • Paintbrushes (optional)
  • Red, yellow, and blue paint in cups (optional)


Written by Sassy Kohlmeyer, Director of Early Childhood Programs and the Early Childhood team

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Hasna Muhammad, Ed.D., Chair, Board of Directors, Studio in a School Association
Alison Scott-Williams, President, Studio in a School NYC

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