I used pizza boxes for a lot of the body pieces. The small tail piece has a tab to glue into the body. Oil pastels give vibrant colors, but are a little more "smeary" than traditional colors or markers.
I tested them out with my cousin J's kids. above-Selah's below-Julie's
We had another decorating session with our B. friends.
above and below-W.
It can be fun to decorate the base too.