Giraffe Sculpture Pattern
Make this stunning Giraffe sculpture for your home.
No sculpting experience required – the pattern creates all the realistic shapes for you.
You add the spots with acrylic paint, and watch him come to life when you add those last few spots of white in his eyes.
Your visitors will be amazed that you made it yourself.
How to Make Your Giraffe Sculpture:
The first few pieces you’ll tape together are a little tricky, so be sure to watch the video below. After that, the pieces are quite large and go together quickly. You will need to weight the base with a plastic bag filled with plaster of Paris – it’s really easy, and the video shows you how.
Finished size: About 24 inches (61 cm) high, 14 inches (23 cm) wide and 14 inches (35 cm) deep.
My downloadable PDF Patterns come with full instructions.
There’s no waiting for your pattern to arrive, and no shipping costs, so you can start on your project right away.
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How the giraffe sculpture is made:
To make this paper mache giraffe sculpture you will need:
- Copy paper or full-sheet labels
- Glue stick if using copy paper for pattern
- Cardboard from 3 standard-sized cereal boxes
- Pieces of corrugated cardboard from one or more shipping boxes
- Knife and sharp scissors for cutting cardboard
- Tape, both clear plastic tape and masking tape
- 2” Styrofoam ball, cut in half
- Aluminum foil
- Glue gun
- Plaster of Paris and two plastic bags, to weight the neck
- Paper strips and paste for ears and eyes, and paper mache clay* for everything else
- Acrylic gesso
- Acrylic paint and matte varnish
*You can find recipes for paper mache paste and paper mache clay in the Recipes tab at the top of this site.
Just a few of the giraffes that have been made with this pattern:
Made by Becky Martin
Do you have a question or need help with your pattern?
If you have a question about putting your pattern together or painting it, leave a comment below or on the Daily Sculptors page. I read all comments and answer them as soon as I can, usually within a few hours. Some of my readers might ideas for you, too — we have a very supportive community on this site.