This is a downloadable PDF Pattern with full illustrated instructions: You’ll be able to download your pattern right after you order. You’ll also receive an email with the download link, and a separate receipt. The emails may take a few minutes to arrive. If you don’t see them, be sure to check your spam or promotions folder.
How to use the pattern to create a cow mask or wall sculpture:
You’ll use 1 1/2 cereal boxes and a few scraps of cardboard from a shipping box to create your cow. Just print the pattern and put it on your cardboard. Then cut out all the pieces and tape them together, following the detailed instructions that come with your downloadable pattern (PDF).
Cover the assembled cardboard pattern with just one layer of paper mache. (See the second video below). Then paint your cow, using the colors and spots of your favorite breed of cow for your model.
Finished size: About 8 inches (20 cm) high, 15.5 inches (39 cm) wide and 12 inches (30 cm) deep for the wearable helmet-style mask or 10 inches (25 cm) deep for the wall sculpture.
Watch these videos to learn more about the cow mask:
To make the cow mask or wall sculpture you will need:
- Copy paper or full-sheet labels
- Glue stick if using copy paper for pattern
- Cardboard from 2 standard-sized cereal boxes
- Corrugated cardboard from shipping boxes.
Scissors and craft knife or box cutter
- Tape, both clear plastic tape and masking tape
- One 2” Styrofoam ball
Bread knife, to cut the ball
- Hot glue gun
- Paper strips and paste
- Acrylic gesso
- Acrylic paint and matte varnish
- Nail polish and false eyelashes (optional)
Do you have a question or need help with your pattern?
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