This this coil lantern video tutorial is an excellent high school clay project. This classroom ready tutorial will show you step by step decorative coil building and then proper construction techniques. Once it is fired (or try it with air dry clay!) it will make a clay lantern that can hold a candle.
If you have a short attention span like I do, this quick video will show you each step:
This clay lantern tutorial with decorative coils is perfect for beginners or seasoned artists. I have taught this to broad age group, anywhere from upper elementary, middle school and high school.