"Paper Mache Whooping Crane" Craft Instructions
Construct a frame out of paper rolls, balloons and tape
Apply the first coat of paper mache (newsprint)
An end-of-day "crane round up!"
Apply the second coat of paper mache (white paper)
Apply a coat of white paint, if necessary
Spray paint the crane's feet and legs;
mount the crane on a cardboard base
Add a cardboard beak; paint the crane's markings
Add eyes, cardboard wings, a tissue paper tail and a "crane tag";
make "tissue paper grass," to cover the cardboard base
Enjoy the finished product!
For more details, see the following instructions, which we adapted for the purposes of this project: http://www.dltk-kids.com/animals/paper_mache_bird.htm