Ever done this one? It was in Arts & Activities a few years ago. I did it with second grade. First we read Bigfoot Cinderrrrrella by Tony Johnston and James Warhola, and then we made these quilled bigfoot faces. We used 2 inch by 18 inch construction paper for the quilling, so they're quiet large. We glued two together (end-to-end) so the head strip is nearly 36 inches!
Fifth graders were on their way to band when I hung them up and kept saying how great they were. My biggest problem was how to hang them--I ended up using yarn, as fishing line was too slippery.
Each one has such a distinct personality, and everyone was successful with this project. I think this lesson just got lost in the crowd of second grade lessons. After 15 years of teaching, there's just too many wonderful ones to fit them all in every year, which is sooooo different from the first few years when I felt like I was scrambling for lessons every week/day/moment. It's also a quick one, only taking two class periods, so I think I often thought 'we'll get to it later' only to run out of year before we got to it.
At any rate, I'm glad I remembered to pull this one out for second grade this year!