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Meet the Art: Parrot Effigy (Quick Tip)

Unknown Colima Artist, Parrot Effigy

This sculpture is made from clay that was baked to make it hard. It was made by the Colima people of Mexico.

  • What parts of it look like a parrot or bird? Find the beak, claws, tail, wings, and large eyes.
  • What sounds does a parrot or a bird make? Pretend you are a bird, and move your arms like the wings of a bird. Practice making bird sounds at the same time.
  • Make your own animal sculpture using clay or salt dough. Recipes can be found here. Include different parts of its body (head, feet, mouth, nose, skin, fur, or feathers). Give your animal a name, and put it on display for everyone to see.
Grade level
Pre-K, K, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade
Subject Areas
Dance, Science, Visual Arts