What you’ll get when you order:
This is a downloadable PDF Pattern with full instructions, so there’s no waiting and no shipping costs. You can start on your project right away. Be sure to download your pattern directly to your computer or device, so you can access it again later.
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How to make your bullfrog:
This is an easy project because the pattern creates all the shapes for you.
- Just print the downloadable pattern on cardstock.
- Cut out the pieces.
- Tape them together.
- Add a layer of paper mache.
- And then give him a coat of bright green paint – or use colorful tissue paper for the lovely green, like I did when I made my own bullfrog.
Hang him directly on the wall, or use a wooden plaque for that faux taxidermy look.
Watch the videos below to see how easy it is to make:
Finished size: About 5.5” (13.97 cm) deep, 5” ( 12.7 cm) high and 6.5” (16.51) wide.
To make this bullfrog sculpture you will need:
- 110# card stock
- A printer
- Clear plastic tape (like Scotch tape)
- Peel N’ Stick Clear Laminate Adhesive Shelf Liner*
- 1 1/2″ Styrofoam balls for the eyes.
- Glue gun, to attach the eyes
- Masking tape (both narrow and wide)
- Aluminum foil, shredded paper or foam packing peanuts for stuffing inside the patterns to support them while you add the paper mache.
- Old newspapers and paste, or blue shop towels and home-made gesso (that’s what I used) or a batch of my paper mache clay (recipes in the Paper Mache Art Library)
- Acrylic Paint and Acrylic Medium
- Colored tissue paper (optional)
- Matte acrylic varnish
*You can find clear shelf liner in the housewares department of Walmart, or order it online. Or use clear tape. It’s to keep the card stock from getting wet when you add the paper mache.
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