As many of you know, I'm allergic to clay. So this year for my second grade I tried to use Model Magic. We made birds. These birds took two weeks. The first week we made the bird, and used marker to color a coffee filter. The filters were sprayed with water and left to dry over the week.
Day two the kids colored the Model Magic with their markers. We hot glued the 'feathers' and eyes onto the bird. When they were done they create a story about their bird (shown below).