After last year's success, I had my 2nd graders make clay guitars this year too. After studying Picasso's guitar and violin series, students pondered how music can inspire artwork.
Students became very familiar with clay hand building techniques by making slabs, adding texture, and attaching pieces by slip and scoring.
It's interesting to discuss the different types of guitars and with which genre of music they're associated. The flying V style was very popular this year. I think my classes were filled with some rock and roll fans!