Giant African Bullfrog Paper Mache Wall Sculpture Pattern.
This big green paper mache bullfrog would be cute in a little boy’s bedroom –
But I put my bullfrog in the kitchen because he makes me smile every time I see him.
This is an easy project. The printable papercraft pattern PDF) does most of the work for you. You print the pattern on cardstock, cut it out and tape it together. Then all it needs is a skin of paper mache and some bright green paint.
Watch the videos below to see how you can make a big green froggy wall sculpture of your own:
I finished my frog with colored tissue paper applied with acrylic medium, plus acrylic paint for the eyes. However, you could paint your frog instead of using the tissue paper. Clear fingernail polish makes his eyes bright and shiny.
You can hang your giant bullfrog directly on the wall, or attach him to a wooden plaque first, as shown above. This is a fairly easy project, but kids will need help cutting out the pattern pieces and putting them together.
To make this 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.
You might also like these patterns for paper mache wall sculptures:
To see even more patterns for sculptures and masks, click here.
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