196 - Jeremiah at the pottery


A coil pot

15 minute Craft planner

Beware of allergies – make sure it is safe for the children in your group to handle the materials used in this activity and that they understand that this is not an edible craft. 

You will need: 
Shop-bought or homemade air-dry clay (for a recipe see Printables)
Paper plates
A jug of water
A small bowl
Pastry cutters or plastic knives 

How to prepare:
Follow the instructions to make a ‘coil pot’ so the children can see what they are making.

How to make:


If you are using shop-bought clay make some ‘clay glue’ by mixing some clay pieces with a little water in a small pot.

1. Roll out the clay and use a cutter or knife to cut out a flat circle. This will be the base of your pot. Place the base on a paper plate.     

2. Make a ‘snake’ that will wrap around the base. Use the ‘glue’ or water to stick the ‘snake’ in place. To make a sturdy pot you will need to make the snake pieces fairly thick.

3. Make a second ‘snake’ the same length as the first and place it on top. Again use the ‘glue’ or water to stick the ‘snake’ in place. Keep coiling ‘snakes’ one on top of each other to build up the pot. Place your pot somewhere safe and allow it to dry - this can sometimes take a couple of days.

Alongside this craft, teach the Bible story...

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