So basically this is a paper mache project with a dowel and wire as the base. I used:
- a dowel - size is your own preference
- wire, stiff enough not to bend too easily
- masking tape
- floral tape
- modge podge
- black and red paint
I wrapped wire around the dowel, forming the tines of the fork as I went. It's okay if it's not too secure to the dowel, the modge podge and tapes will fix that.
Then I started wrapping masking tape on it. I only used the masking tape to hold the wire to the dowel and to create larger organic shapes. I sort of crinkled it to create bumps so it looks more claw like. Then I covered the masking tape with floral tape. I twisted and pressed the floral tape so it would stick to itself but again, don't worry too much if it's coing apart a bit, the modge podge fixes that. Make sure you have at least 1 whole roll of floral tape, it takes a lot to cover it!
Then I coated the whole thing with a thick layer of modge podge.
Then I gave it a base coat of black so any bits of masking tape or dowel would be covered.
Then I painted the whole thing red. I tried to be kind of random in how much color went on each area to make it look more organic. And that's it!