Paper Mache Black Bear Wall Sculpture Pattern
This paper mache Black Bear “faux trophy mount” will make a real statement in any room.
And the downloadable pattern creates all the shapes for you, so it’s an easy project – even if you’ve never sculpted anything before.
You’ll print the pattern (PDF) on card stock. Then tape all the pieces together using the numbered tabs. When that’s done, you’ll have a three-dimensional bear that’s ready for his final coat of paper mache. The video shows you how to put the pattern together, and the pattern also has full instructions.
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 the nose, and it’s the very first thing you’ll do. After the nose patterns have been taped together, the rest of the project will go quickly. Your bear can be mounted directly on the wall, as shown above, or you could attach him to a wooden plaque for a true ‘trophy’ 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
You might also like these patterns for paper mache sculptures:
To see even more patterns for sculptures and masks, click here.
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