Wet, soft and workable clay
Clay that has dried and is no longer in the plastic stage. It can be insized now
Clay that is completely dried but has not been fired
Clay in any of the three stages that has not been fired
Clay that has been fired once, making it glass
Clay that has been applied with glaze and fired
One of a few methods of constructing clay with only your hands
A method that includes using your thumb and other fingers to press into a ball of clay and create a shape
A technique that uses clay "ropes" and then joining them together to make a shape
A method in which you roll out clay to a pancake like form and then use it
A method in which the clay shape is formed but then cut and scooped out from the indie
The orcess of mixing and turning clay to get rid of air bubbles
A method of connecting two peices of clay by scratching the surface of both peices, then adding slip, then attatching them
To draw or scratch lines into the surface of clay
Decorating the piece by drawing lines and patterns into the clay
The use of pressing forms of stamps into the clay to make a design
When clay is heated to high temperatures in a kiln, turning it to glass
A furnace made of clay bricks used for firing
A small piece of clay and wire used to hold the piece above the kiln floor
Glaze that creates a shiny coat on your piece
Glaze that creates a flat, duller coat on your piece
A colored slip which is painted on either bone dry or bisqueware clay. The color stays the same after being fired
Pottery or clay used for decoration purposes
Pottery that can serve as an art object but can also have a purpose

Add, edit, delete clues, and customize this puzzle. Print copies for an entire class.

ceramics puzzle


Clay Terms

Word Search

Clay Terms




Visual Arts


Crosswood Puzzle


More Similar Puzzles

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a crossword?

Crossword puzzles have been published in newspapers and other publications since 1873. They consist of a grid of squares where the player aims to write words both horizontally and vertically.

Next to the crossword will be a series of questions or clues, which relate to the various rows or lines of boxes in the crossword. The player reads the question or clue, and tries to find a word that answers the question in the same amount of letters as there are boxes in the related crossword row or line.

Some of the words will share letters, so will need to match up with each other. The words can vary in length and complexity, as can the clues.

Who is a crossword suitable for?

The fantastic thing about crosswords is, they are completely flexible for whatever age or reading level you need. You can use many words to create a complex crossword for adults, or just a couple of words for younger children.

Crosswords can use any word you like, big or small, so there are literally countless combinations that you can create for templates. It is easy to customise the template to the age or learning level of your students.

How do I create a crossword template?

For the easiest crossword templates, WordMint is the way to go!

Pre-made templates

For a quick and easy pre-made template, simply search through WordMint’s existing 500,000+ templates. With so many to choose from, you’re bound to find the right one for you!

Create your own from scratch

  • Log in to your account (it’s free to join!)
  • Head to ‘My Puzzles’
  • Click ‘Create New Puzzle’ and select ‘Crossword’
  • Select your layout, enter your title and your chosen clues and answers
  • That’s it! The template builder will create your crossword template for you and you can save it to your account, export as a word document or pdf and print!

How do I choose the clues for my crossword?

Once you’ve picked a theme, choose clues that match your students current difficulty level. For younger children, this may be as simple as a question of “What color is the sky?” with an answer of “blue”.

Are crosswords good for students?

Crosswords are a great exercise for students' problem solving and cognitive abilities. Not only do they need to solve a clue and think of the correct answer, but they also have to consider all of the other words in the crossword to make sure the words fit together.

If this is your first time using a crossword with your students, you could create a crossword FAQ template for them to give them the basic instructions.

Can I print my crossword template?

All of our templates can be exported into Microsoft Word to easily print, or you can save your work as a PDF to print for the entire class. Your puzzles get saved into your account for easy access and printing in the future, so you don’t need to worry about saving them at work or at home!

Can I create crosswords in other languages?

Crosswords are a fantastic resource for students learning a foreign language as they test their reading, comprehension and writing all at the same time. When learning a new language, this type of test using multiple different skills is great to solidify students' learning.

We have full support for crossword templates in languages such as Spanish, French and Japanese with diacritics including over 100,000 images, so you can create an entire crossword in your target language including all of the titles, and clues.