Last year, my 5th/6th graders made Greek vases for their sculpture piece. It’s a pretty involved project, and took several classes to complete. However, I think they turned out pretty well!
Here are the example pieces I showed the kids. I took these pictures in the Dallas Museum of Art when I went to visit over the Christmas holiday.
The students first attached a balloon to a bowl and covered it with paper mache.
Then, they rolled up newspaper to make handles and attached a cup to the top, then covered the entire thing with at least two layers of paper mache.
Finally, they painted the vase with copper and black acrylic. They each picked a Greek myth they liked and used that as a reference to paint on the vases.
They looked great at our annual art show!