"It's a weaving. It took a looong time, because when you do it, you think you have a lot done, but then you use the comb to push it down and it's not done as much. But you use the comb to make it tight. Else it would fall apart. I'm giving this to my grandma and you know what? She's coming to my house today! After school I get to go get her from the airport. So it's good I finished in time."
Two first graders spent four art sessions trying to make a large piece of pieces (it's about 14 inches long). They overworked the clay on their first two tries. Frankly, I thought they'd lose interest. But not these two. They really wanted to make this thing!