This is a downloadable PDF Pattern with full illustrated instructions: You’ll be able to download your pattern right after you order. You’ll also receive an email with the download link, and a separate receipt. The emails may take a few minutes to arrive. If you don’t see them, be sure to check your spam or promotions folder.
How to use the bear pattern:
Just print the pattern on card stock and cut them out. Then tape the pieces together using the detailed instructions that are included with the pattern. When that’s done, you’ll have a three-dimensional bear that’s ready for one layer of paper mache, and a final coat of acrylic paint.
Finished size: About 9.5” (241 mm) high, 10.3” (264 mm) wide and 12.5” (320 mm) deep.
Watch the video below to see how you’ll make your bear sculpture:
The only small pattern pieces on this project are on the nose, and that’s the very first pieces you’ll tape together. After that, the rest of the project will go really fast.
Your bear can be mounted directly on the wall, as shown above, or you can attach him to a wooden plaque for that ‘faux trophy mount’ look.
To make this paper mache sculpture you will need:
- 10 pieces of 110# card stock (I buy mine at Walmart, in the office department.
- A printer (or take your pattern to your local copy store, and ask them to print it on card stock)
- Clear plastic tape (like Scotch tape), or Peel N’ Stick Clear Laminate Adhesive Shelf Liner (I buy this at Walmart, too)
- 1” Wooden Balls for the eyes (the eyes don’t have to be wood – use something else if you have something round that fits.)
- Glue gun, to attach the eyes
- Masking tape (both narrow and wide)
- Aluminum foil, shredded paper or foam packing peanuts for stuffing inside the pattern to support it.
- Paper Mache (use paper strips and paste, or paper mache clay. Click on the Art Library link at the top of the page to find recipes for paper mache paste and pm clay.
- Acrylic Paint and Acrylic Medium (optional)
- Small Piece of Black Tissue Paper (for the eyes – optional)
- Matte acrylic varnish
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