1st graders recently finished making clay turtles. This is the first clay project most of them have worked on, so it is relatively simple. I have kids make them in two days, although it would potentially be possible to finish them in one. The first day, students make a simple pinch pot. On day two, they add legs, a head, and a tail. Once they are fired, the turtles are painted with watercolor. A few legs and heads tend to fall off, but it isn't something a little hot glue can't fix!