The body and head were sculpted from aluminum foil, paper mached with white tissue paper and painted. The feathers are acrylic wool and the dangly legs are strips of fabric plaited together, the knotted pieces becoming feet.
I have them sitting atop the shelves in the library. The kids also made Emu Crossing signs for the sides of the shelves.
And here is the work of the two boys who chose to make cassowarys instead.