I kept seeing these awesome animal trophies all over the internet and thought it would be a great lesson for my 6th graders to do. First we drew a few sketches of the animals we wanted to do and how our wall mounts would look. Then we molded newspapers with masking tape into the shapes we wanted. We painted two layers of gesso over our shapes in order to cover the newsprint. When that dried we put two layers of paper mache over the shapes. Then we painted our animals and hot glued them on our painted cardboard mounts.
I found this cool lesson plan after I had already written one, figures.