To make this project, you will need white self-hardening clay or air dry clay. We used Crayola air-dry clay but there are other brands that you can use as well.
If you want a natural and homemade alternative, you can make some salt dough.
As an option, you can add a handle or create small clay details like flowers. Simply mold clay into the desired shape, then connect these to the main pot or bowl. Moisten and pat the clay around the new piece to fix it in place.
For this pot, I molded clay into a small sausage shape then connected it to the side of the pot to make a handle. I made another long sausage shape to put around the pot's lip.
Pottery is a tradition in almost all cultures around the world. To enrich a theme or lesson about a particular country or culture, you can make pinch pots that are decorated using traditional colors, designs and patterns. This particular pot was inspired by Mexican Talavera pottery.