Using the extra clay that you have, cut out a long thin rectangle, about a inch wide by 4" long. Fold the top of the rectangle over so that from the side it looks like half of a heart shape. Scratch-to-attach the top and bottom of the heart shape and the top and bottom of your mug. Press the handle on using your fingers on the inside and outside of your mug making sure it's secure. (Don't pick it up by the handle until its fired!!)
Your mug is complete and you're ready to decorate with the faces. I like to make 6 spheres, flatten them into a pancake shape and scratch-to-attach them onto the mug. Then using clay tools and some examples of different emotions, I challenge students to come up with 6 different emotions using just dots and lines. This challenge helps keep the faces simple and helps students focus on just the expression. Sometimes students like to put a face on the inside bottom of their mugs so that when you drink, you get a surprise face at the bottom! ; )
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