birthday birds

Say hello to our new batch of birthday birds! The sixth graders do a service project at the beginning of each year. It is their job to sculpt and glaze 300+ little clay birds. Making this many multiples requires a different set of art skills than spending lots of hours on just one piece, so it's a valuable experience.

The birthday birds were inspired by this project and these little birds a few years ago. When a kiddo comes to art on his or her birthday/gotcha day (or as long as it's the same week), he or she gets to pick out a birthday bird. We do summer bdays in June so that everyone will get one by the end of the school year. The kids LOVE choosing a special bird to take home. Well done sixth graders- thanks for working so hard to brighten someone else's day!


Hope Hunter Knight said...

adorable, and such a sweet idea. : ) on another note, i found some plastic toy animals in the target dollar spot yesterday and picked some up for the photo project you posted last year. looking forawrd to it.

Mary said...

LOVE this idea! What a creative way to make someone feel special. These birds are so sweet!Your sixth graders did a great job.

Art at Chesterbrook Academy Elementary School said...

I am really impressed with these amazing service projects.

I love the colors of the birthday birds.

What a great way for students to learn that they can make a friend happy with their creation.

Bravo to your sixth graders.

Barbara's Thought of the Day said...

This is so sweet and thoughtful. The world needs more birthday birds! Love it. You made my day.

The Franglaise said...

what a great idea! so colourful and thoughtful!
greeting from Paris x