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"Paper Mache Whooping Crane" Craft Instructions

 

Step 1:
Construct a frame out of paper rolls, balloons and tape


 

Step 2:
Apply the first coat of paper mache (newsprint)


 

An end-of-day "crane round up!"


 

Step 3:
Apply the second coat of paper mache (white paper)



 

Step 4:
Apply a coat of white paint, if necessary


 

Step 5:
Spray paint the crane's feet and legs; 
mount the crane on a cardboard base


 

Step 6:
Add a cardboard beak; paint the crane's markings


 

Step 7:
Add eyes, cardboard wings, a tissue paper tail and a "crane tag"; 
make "tissue paper grass," to cover the cardboard base


 

Step 8:
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 

 

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