-pin backs or safty pins
-clay in many colors that bake in
a conventional oven.
Choose an Adinkira symbol that you
want to make.
Get the color of clay you want to use
for this project.
Use newsprint paper when working
with clay, so your table doesn't
turn the color of the clay. Form the
clay into balls, coils, or long snakes
to form your design. Mold it into
the symbol using wild and wonderful
colors. On the back of the symbol,
be sure to leave an area large enough
to attach a pin after it is baked.
Bake your clay on aluminum foil
at 275 degrees F. for 20 minutes.
Attach a pin back to the back of the
Adinkira pin with art glue. Let it
Wear your pin with pride or give it
to a special friend or relative.
Westridge Young Writers Workshop,
Kids Explore America's African American Heritage
, New Mexico: John Muir Publications, 1996.
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