As we were studying Ancient Greek history, we found an easy and fun Greek temple craft. I say easy because I am not crafty. I like simple, and this was simple. Here are the very simple directions for a Greek temple craft with a printable.
- Modeling Clay – We used the Crayola brand because it was easily available, but any modeling clay should work.
- Crafting Tools – The girls used my fondant tools, but again any tools should work. You will need a tool to cut, make lines and make impressions for designs.
- Greek Temple Outline – I made this simple outline for the girls to follow. You can download it and the lesson plans by clicking the graphic below.
Directions for the Greek Temple Craft:
Form a ball with the clay and then roll out large enough to cover the pediment and frieze (top portion) of the temple.
Roll out 4 small balls of clay the same size. Roll these balls out into long “snake” shapes for columns.
Press the 4 shapes into the columns of your template to make the columns.
Roll out another long shape and use for the base of the temple. Press the columns into the frieze and the base. Use a thin tool to make lines in the columns.
Use the tools to decorate the frieze and the pediment.
Depending on your type of clay, you can let it dry or bake it. See the instructions for your clay. After the clay has dried, the temple can be painted.
Enjoy your temples and follow the rest of our Ancient Greece and the Olympics Unit Study under the Unit Study tab in the menu.
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