We are having a great time at the summer Clay Camp for kids that I taught in DeForest, WI. The second week we made clay monsters. To make a monster, first, start by making a pinch pot. See this website for a demo of pinch pots if you are not sure how. Next, gently squish the pinch pot so it is slightly flattened. Turn the pinch pot on its side and add teeth, eyes, legs, feet, horns, ears, nose, tongue or whatever you want!
These were made by kids in grades K-3:
The final step is to paint these, which we will do at the end of the class.
Some of these were made by older kids (grades 4 and up). Here are more examples of clay monsters: