Black Pepper really did add some texture to our clay, and reminded me of the appearance of soapstone:
(I would have put more in, but eyes were starting to water)
We paired this craft with the book Missuk’s Snow Geese, which is about a little girl who wants to learn from her father, how to carve into soapstone.
My kiddos were a bit to young to do the traditional carving technique (we’ll be picking up bars of soap for this later in the week!) so we just molded our clay into shapes: