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This is an easy project because the pattern creates all the shapes for you.
Just print the pattern on cardstock, cut it out and tape it together. Then all it needs is a skin of paper mache, some bright green paint, and your creativity.
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 trophy mount look.
Watch the videos below to see how you can make a big green froggy wall sculpture of your own:
You can hang your giant bullfrog directly on the wall, or attach him to a wooden for a silly ‘faux trophy mount.’
And yes, there is a very large green bullfrog who lives in Africa – but he’s not quite this big.
Finished size: About 5.5” (13.97 cm) deep, 5” ( 12.7 cm) high and 6.5” (16.51) wide.
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.
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