Yummy cake slice boxes that look good enough to eat...These were actually pretty easy to make, I had children from Prep - Grade 5 make these. You don't need to fire them or glaze them. I had a few children that painted them immediately so they could take them home.
What you need:
- Clay (we use white EW paper clay - I use paper clay as it then gives me the choice to fire or not and it also holds up well for transporting to the kiln)
- Cake pictures
- Roll out clay into slabs (I did this prior to the children arriving and then handed out the slabs as I had quite a few young children doing this). You could get the children to roll their own.
- Hand out paper templates for box (I made my own, it just had a lid & bottom (the same, triangle with curved back), two sides (rectangles) and a back (small rectangle), I photocopied it onto office paper).
- Get the children to trace the template onto their clay by going over all the lines with a pencil
- Remove template and then cut out the shapes
- Demonstrate how to join two slabs together (scratch and attach) and how to assemble the box
- Get the children to do this to theirs
- Check lid fits (you might need to adjust base slightly by squishing in the sides)
- Decorate lid and sides of cake with extra clay and drawing with skewer
- Dry and fire in kiln
- Glaze (we used brush on glazes and then fired again)