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- Print the pattern on card stock.
- Cut out the pieces.
- Tape the pieces together using the numbers on the tabs and the instructions that are included with the pattern. This will create all the shapes for you.
- Add one layer of paper mache
- And finish your bear wall sculpture with acrylic paint.
The smallest pieces are on the nose, and that’s the first part 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.
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 to make your bear:
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
What others are saying about this pattern…
Hi. Just wanted to say thanks for a great pattern. This is my first paper mache project (at least as an adult), and I think he will look great in my son’s nursery. This little bear lives in Norway by the way. 🙂
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