I found this project on pinterest that had originated from the blog Small Hands Big Art and decided I had to use it as an extension to the Wacky Birds Cooperative Murals. This way students would have something they could take home since the murals are a group project. We pulled out those terrific Wacky Bird handouts from Expressive Monkey and each student designed their own birds. They had used watercolors and kosher salt to create the background the week before. The idea was to make their birds with really looongggg legs. I pulled out some watercolor oil craypas to color the birds. This was the first time we had worked with these and the kids were really excited for a new medium.