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Make a teacup

Designed to be accessible for all primary aged children, this activity guides you and your pupils through the simple steps to make a clay teacup for a celebration party or commemorative cup to keep or give away as a gift. This activity is mapped to the UK curricula for design and technology and is easy to follow, making it suitable for learning at home or at school as a DIY activity with air-dry clay. Let your pupils develop hands-on skills using a coil pot method and discuss materials as you follow along with the activity steps to discover their inner engineer.

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