They then used chalk pastel to color the background (and consequently make a HUGE, dusty mess in my classroom!!!)
I love how folk-artsy the birds look, and of COURSE I love the colors!
You definitely need two days for this project, day one is for drawing and tracing in glue (the glue needs about 24 hours to fully dry).
I did a similar project to this last year when my fifth graders made lizards. They really seem to enjoy using these mediums!