We use a lot of materials to build strength, because only if your muscles are strong can you gain greater control of finer tasks like pencil grip and scissor cutting. Some materials and processes the students enjoy include clay, scrunching paper, and playing with wire, so I developed a project that includes all three of those.
|Clay wall pockets|
The pockets are glazed inside and out so that they can really hold water, and could function as a hanging vase. But to further challenge the art-making skills of my students, we created our own flowers out of tissue paper and pipe cleaners.