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Make A Baby Unicorn with Apoxie Sculpt

Uniconr Sculpture You can Make with Apoxie SculptI finally finished my Unicorn – or, to be more precise, I finally painted him and wrote the 33 pages of instructions that go with the pattern. This Unicorn was designed more for adults than kids, but I’ve had a lot of fun arranging him with his little friend, the rabbit. Am I already entering my second childhood? 🙂

I used photos of a Somali Wild Ass for the model of this sculpture. If you do a Google image search you’ll find photos of several babies that have been born recently in zoos, and they are absolutely adorable!

The pattern for the Unicorn has him standing up straight, which makes him a perfect example of how all of my sculpting patterns start out. Once I have all the proportions of the legs and body the way I want them, it’s easy to change the shapes of the legs at the joints to put the animal sculpture in any posture I want. In this video, I show you how I’d change the Apoxie Sculpt Unicorn’s legs if I wanted to use the same pattern to make a sculpture of the Unicorn running. And if you added wings and drop the horn, you’d have Pegasus!

You can do the same thing if you draw your own patterns for animal sculptures, starting out with all four feet planted on the ground.

The drawing book I mentioned in the video can be found here. I believe it’s now out of print, but you can get a copy on Amazon for just a few dollars – and it’s worth it. If I lost mine, I’d have to buy another one, I use it that much.


Download the pattern now for just $9.00:

Check out safely with PayPal. The pattern includes a 33-page instruction booklet for making your own Unicorn sculpture with Apoxie Sculpt.


This Unicorn could also be made with another brand of epoxy clay, like Magic Sculpt, or you could use the Silky-Smooth Air Dry Clay recipe on my website. You’ll find it in the Paper Mache Art Library.

As soon as I finish posting this, I’ll use some epoxy glue to attach my Unicorn to a wooden plaque that I painted black. The little Mini-Rabbit will be sitting right beside him. If you’d like to purchase the two patterns, for both the Baby Unicorn and his little friend, click here.

The Unicorn, Hanging Out with His Friend, the Rabbit

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16 Comments

  • Absolutely adorable, I love this little fella and bunny, and your tips for making proportioned animals, so clear. I hope you complete the Pegasus and how you make your wings will be fun to watch. Can’t wait for our rainy season to end now, it has to be a Spring thing for me just due to lack of space in the house. Ultimately I want to make yard installations, fantasy creatures that blend into the garden path and beds. Now to the drawing board. You do such great work, very inspiring. Happy New Year!

    • Thanks, Susan. I love the idea of fantasy creatures peeking out in a garden, as if they were actually living there. What material will you be using to make your garden sculptures waterproof?

  • Jonni, My what a masterpiece! You are really talented and you put so much thought into your sculptures. I loved your explanation of how you do the various poses and was delighted to realize that I do that too and never realized it! You obviously imparted that wisdom without even directly addressing it because I learned everything from you. The pattern is sure to be a hit and congratulations on completing it….wow, 35 pages! If you are ever inclined to do yet another video on this baby unicorn, have it about the paint job. You did a masterful job. White is very difficult to do because it is never all truly white and it is difficult to make white look realistic like you did on this guy. Where will this sculpture reside? And in case I have not thanked you recently, thanks for all you do.

    • Thanks, Eileen. I did have the camera turned on while I added the paint, but my videography skills seem to be going down instead of up, and I’m not sure if I have enough footage to make sense. I will try, though, because I’ve never painted anything this way before, but I’m so happy with the results that I’ll be using the same methods a lot in the future. In fact, I’ll pull up the files now and see if any of it is useful. (I should know which buttons to push on my cameras by now, but I obviously don’t. I should take a class. I’ll put it on the list… )

      As soon as the varnish that Rex suggested arrives, I’ll probably finish them and put them on top of my bookcase.

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