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Paper Mache Huia


August 2017

  • The huia is an extinct New Zealand Native bird. The last recorded sighting of this bird was in 1907. The main reason huia became extinct was because of the introduction of mammals.

    Another reason the huia became extinct was because of other birds, the tui and magpie especially. The huia were out competed by both native, introduced birds and introduced mammals.

    I made this mask by paper macheing the shape and then I painted it with black paint. Next I hot glue gunned black feathers on top. Finally I added the beak (made out of cardboard) and the wattles (orange paper).

    This is a picture of my younger brother Alexander wearing my mask.

    By Brianna – Age 12

    • Alexander the Huia

      Alexander the Huia

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