With age, I've grown to appreciate bird watching. I find these creatures interesting and joyful. This guy was made by balling up and reshaping a paper grocery bag, then securing it with duct tape. The paste was made from cornstarch, sugar, boiling water, and several drops of preservative oil. I used eucalyptus oil, but tea tree oil would work, too. I coated old magazine pages in the paste, and let it dry for a few days. Then a white paint base coat was added. Then decorating it with my favorite color was fun! I then used an old coat hanger and pliers to shape the feet, that were then inserted into the body.Green Guide for Artists.