You will see on the video that they smooth the clay onto panels. Use a piece of sheetrock wallboard (plasterboard to us non-americans) for this - the mud sticks to it very well. Wood isn't typically recommended as backing for mud because with time it will shrink and swell with ambient moisture and the mud will fall off.
After your tile has dried coat it in liquid glass (available from Ebay!). It doesn't seem to be toxic, but I would use caution with the smaller children!
Paint your artwork with thinned mud, water glass and coloring - I am guessing powder paint would work well here.
Of course, you can make a much smaller tile than shown here - or try using your clay for one of theseclay projects for kids.
I think making this natural clay art work could be incorporated into all sorts of educational homeschool projects - and I hope this has inspired you. As kiko says :
Try it and see what happens!
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