This project began with students drawing shapes that you could use to make a bird (circle, oval, triangle, tear-drop, and the tail - what is that math term - trapezoid) on a blank piece of paper. On the back of this paper they used water-glue, that's the official term, and paint brushes to cover the paper with colorful tissue paper. They cut out the shapes when the paper dried.
They painted a branch, trying to keep in mind the correct scale, and added their own unique touches like leaves and berries. Finally the bird was assembled on the branch.