Saturday, March 16, 2013

Anamei making Koauau

Kia ora my name is Anamei, I am A year 7 at Pt England School. I am in Rm 19. At the end of this week some kids that finished all of their work got to make Kouauau (a flute).

First we had to cut our cube of clay in half with a string. Then we had to use our thumb and fingers to curve it like a bowl. We were pinching the clay.

Then we had to use a special tool to put lines on it. People call it criss cross. After that we had to use a toothbrush and some water to make the clay stick together. We had to do that on both halves of the clay.

Then we had to stick the clay together. And put our initials on the clay. Then we had to wrap it up and tape it because if we didn't it would dry overnight.

The next day we had to make a hole for the mouth. We used a special tool for it .The tool was sharp. I was blowing in it. We made three other holes as well. Then we had to rub it with the spoon (burnishing) to make it shiny.

Stay tuned and read my next post. We are going to carve it.

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