How to make your horse head sculpture:
Finished size: About 16 inches (40.64 cm) high, 14 inches (35.56 cm) wide and 6 inches (15.24 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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Step #1: Putting Your Horse Sculpture Pattern Together –
The pattern also includes screen shots of every piece to show you how to put the pattern together.
Step #3: Sculpt the Mane –
You don’t need to get quite as carried away as I did, but I do love this wind-swept mane. It was messy, but a lot of fun to make. The video also gives you a few ideas for making a mane with a different style or different materials.
Step #3: Paint Your Horse –
I painted my horse very simply, with layers of paint but no fur or brush marks. There are many other ways to paint a horse, and you can find great painting videos on YouTube.
To make this paper mache horse 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
- 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 (or use masking tape instead)
- Paper strips and paste for ears and eyes, and paper mache clay* for everything else
- Crochet thread for the mane, or use yarn, jute, or material of your choice
- Small plastic bag and sand to add weight to the bottom
- Acrylic gesso or latex primer
- Acrylic paint and matte varnish
- Felt for the bottom
*You can find recipes for paper mache paste and paper mache clay in the Recipes tab at the top of this site.
Some of the Horse Sculptures That Have Been Made With this Pattern:
Made by Jean Davis