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  1. Sarah
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    One last try to attached a photo :)

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  2. Sarah
    Sarah at |

    Hi Jonni, it’s Sarah… (photo attached this time)
    I have finally finished my year 6 project! I used the template from your book for the horse’s structure, and built out the body with foam and clay.
    This is how it looks. I am also projecting words onto it so that is why I kept it plan white.
    Thank you for all your help, and I appreciate your emails.

    Sarah

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  3. Sarah
    Sarah at |

    Hi Jonni, it’s Sarah.
    I have finally finished my year 6 project! I used the template from your book for the horse’s structure, and built out the body with foam and clay.
    This is how it looks. I am also projecting words onto it so that is why I kept it plan white.
    Thank you for all your help, and I appreciate your emails.

    Sarah

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  4. Harmony
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    Hello Jonni
    My name is Harmony and i have considered doing this for a year 6 project fo a while, as it looks fantastic but there are some questions, first off would it be okay for the foal to have cardboard ‘base’ legs? As i am not familiar with the stuff that you used, Secondly, would using newspaper and pase for the lumps & bumps of the body be okay? And finally if i do manage to do this what colours/markings would you reccomend?
    Thanks,
    Harmony

    P.S Sorry for any spelling mistakes as i just got a new keyboard.

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  5. Sarah
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    Hello Jonni,
    My name is Sarah and I was thinking of doing a paper mâshé horse for my personal project. If the cardboard and plaster board don’t work, I was thinking of using chicken wire instead.
    Are there any important notes I should consider before starting?

    Sarah.
    P.S I absolutely LOVED your horse.

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  6. Linda DuPertuis
    Linda DuPertuis at |

    I’ve been considering a “rideable” paper mache horse for my living room so I can put a saddle on him and get it out of the basement to keep it in good condition. I think a bamboo interior frame should do it. First, I need to figure out where in my living room one might stable a horse.

    Currently, I’m working on a couple of big rocks and steam vents for an upcoming theatrical performance. I got lucky and got some very nice big paper bags for the vents. I just slide the bags over a cardboard tube – instant ocean steam vents. They’re not complete yet.

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  7. fabiola
    fabiola at |

    com sigue el caballo por favor poner todos los pasos por que lo quiero hacer y no se como se continua por favor decirme o poner como se continua vale

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  8. Kristen
    Kristen at |

    Hello, Im in my early teen years and ive been wanting to make a life like horse. Im glad i found this but how would i go about making it? Do I need wood to make the’bones’? Ive readthis tuturioal but im lost

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  9. hannah
    hannah at |

    hi i have home work at school i need to do i would love to make a ww1 cavelry horse what type of paint should i use

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  10. Kay Harper
    Kay Harper at |

    I saw where you said to attach the horse head to the stick before beginning to add the paper mache. What is the best way to attach the cardboard head to the stick?

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  11. Olivia
    Olivia at |

    Hiya im Olivia and i do alot of paper Mache at school but i really want to know
    how to make a human size person out of paper mache. The reason i need you help is because i don’t know what to use as the inner structure of my human i need your help. I know thats a hard job but i think i can do it. I was think a balloon for the head but i’m stuck for the body and the arms and legs and all the rest.

    yours Sinceirly, Olivia

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  12. Irdina Inani Razdwan
    Irdina Inani Razdwan at |

    COOL!I couldn’t do that!

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  13. dana cole
    dana cole at |

    could you possibly make this foal like how u made the horse in the book

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  14. mark jhanfer
    mark jhanfer at |

    thankz

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  15. Caite
    Caite at |

    OH WOW THANK YOU HEAPS!
    i just looked at the post and now know what im going to do, im going to use a large water tank bottle for the coin holder, and make a very larg dog shape pretty much the same as the piggy bank!

    Thank you heaps
    P.S when we give the money in it to charity i will be sure to mention you.

    Sinceirly Caite

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  16. caite
    caite at |

    Thank you,
    i have now started making the horse but the legs will not stand is there anything
    particular i should use? i have started by using plasterboard it will not stand i
    am thinking of taking the legs of and using wood. Would this work? i also have a
    request for an animal you could make, you see at the school i am working at we are having a pet show and tell day, and need to bring in a gold coin donation i was thinking that you could make like a large dog will a spot in the mouth with a coin hole and a box on the inside and, the box part at the back could have a flap cut out and a lock so that the staff can take the money out at the end of the day, i would love to hear a reply and will soon send the possible diagrams i have made of the dog statue if you would like to help me, and do a tutorial on it i have started with the box part but cannot figure out how to get the right shape. thank you

    Sinceirly Caite.

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  17. Caite
    Caite at |

    Thank you for reading,
    i looked on a site and found one explaining how to do this i have started making a vase (first because it looked easy lol) i will send pictures when i have completed it if you like. btw i made the horse and it looked great but then it went mouldy before i could paint it, any suggestions?

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  18. Caite
    Caite at |

    hi
    great horse, i was just meaning to ask you a question but i dont know where so ill just ask it here, i have been redesigning my room and i would like to find a easier way so i was wondering if you could do a tutorial on how to make paper mache furniture, not like beds and stuff just simple things like…
    * tables (maybe)
    *vases
    *photo frames
    *desks
    *chairs
    maybe just one of them or a few i would love to hear a reply and i look forward to your many tutorials thank you
    Sinceirly Caite

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  19. Dani
    Dani at |

    I hand drew the horse you made and came out pretty close, then I cut it out of card board and I am going to paper mâché it now.
    Thanks for posting, it really helpede alot!

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  20. IndnMaid
    IndnMaid at |

    I have been the horse mascot for a horse rescue project. The head of the costume they bought is made of urethane foam & is very hot. I’ve modified it for better ventilation, but decided to make a papier mache’ head for my own use. Having seen your project, I know what I’m going to do for some yard sculpture.. It won’t be finished until 2010, cuz it’s in the 40s up here in Dakota Territory, but I’ll send pictures when it is. Lots of fun.

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  21. mubaraka
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    oh ok thnks il try and find it here. Albeit i still one more query. You have used plaster board for the horse’s legs but over here plaster board isnt available so instead ive used foam board to cut out the legs. The foam board is approx 0.4cm thick, but ive doubled it makin it about 1cm thick, is that sufficient enough to hold the body?
    Another substiute available is high density thermocol and its about 2 inch thick.

    What will be the best solution?

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  22. mubaraka
    mubaraka at |

    what is compound? where can i find it?

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  23. Bugie
    Bugie at |

    Did you ever finish the horse? If so, is it possible to show the end result and how you did it? Thanks.

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  24. Bugie
    Bugie at |

    Thanks. I will try.

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  25. Bugie
    Bugie at |

    Is there a template of the horse i can print out?

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