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The first time she came to visit us we worked with clay to make Christmas ornaments for our families. We rolled out the clay and used special Christmas cookie cutters to create beautiful clay ornaments. The clay then sat to dry before it was put in the kiln to cook. Did you know that when you fire clay in a kiln it turns really hard and it can not be ruined by water?
The second time she came to visit we painted our ornaments. Mrs. Schaefer brought in a lot of of glitter paint too so we made them look really special for our families. After we were done we again had to wait for them to dry. Then Mrs. Schaefer added varnish on them so that they would be shiny. Finally Ms. O helped wrap them and that is how we brought them home. We sure hope our families love them. We certainly had a lot of fun making them.
Here is a little slide show from the second time Mrs. Schaefer came to visit.