How To Make a Statue Of
Liberty Crown For the 4th Of July
2 white, 9-in. paper plates
2 pieces of green construction paper
Shape one shade of clay into a rectangle about 2 inches by 1 1/2 inches and 1 inches thick. Do the same with the other two colors, and set aside your three leftover lumps of clay.
Measure with a ruler before cutting.
Stack the three rectangles on top of each other.
Place the plate on the child’s head
to check for fit. If it is too tight, cut more from the center,
leaving a smaller rim.
in half & stack
Cut the stack in half with your plastic knife and re-stack the two halves, one on top of the other.
Press the stack down to its original size and shape.
in half again
Cut the stack in half again. Now you’ll have two stacks with lots of colored layers. Set them both aside.
Pick one color of leftover clay and roll it into a ball. Then place it on your work surface and use the palm of your hand to roll it back and forth until it forms a cylinder that’s about the same length and height as your stacks.
Cut a long, even slice from one of your clay stacks—not like you’re slicing bread, but lengthwise from end to end.