Recently at school, I have had a topic on the Romans. We also went to a Roman Fort and Hadrians Wall, and met a Roman soldier. One of the activities we did at school inspired me to make a replica of the one I made, that activity being making a Roman style bowl.
So I thought maybe sharing this with you would help you out if you have some homework about the Romans, and maybe have to make something to do with Romans. Or maybe you’ve been to a Roman site or museum recently and saw some Roman bowls or other artefacts, and would like to make a Roman bowl to remind you of your trip?
On YouTube I made a video about how to make a roman bowl (for anyone who wants to go into further detail on how to make the bowl). The Romans used these bowls as a way of eating and drinking.
What you will need:
- Air drying clay
- White paint
- Black paint
- PVA glue
- Paint pots/containers
- Something to protect your table
- Adults permission/consent
- You could also probably use salt dough or similar
What to do:
- Open the pack of air drying clay and make it into a cup shape.
- Leave the clay to dry when it’s in the bowl shape.
- Once dry paint the bowl’s inside and outside in black (or another darker colour of your choice).
- Once the black paint is dried decorate the outside however you want with the white paint (or another lighter colour of your choice).
- When the white dries cover every bit of the bowl in the PVA glue
- Once you have done all of this then it will be ready to use.
Here is the video I made:
You may also like to see my demonstration of how to make a Roman shield. It’s the first video I ever made!
What have you had to make for homework – kids or parents? Any that you’d like some help with? Please let us know.
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