How to Sculpt Paper Mache Animals

There are almost 200 tutorials on this site that show you how to create your own paper mache animals. To see them all, scroll through the tutorials below.

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Make this famous blue hippo from ancient Egypt while learning how to sculpt animals –  it’s a fun, easy project, and it makes  a great gift.

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How to make paper mache.

How to Make Paper Mache – The 5 Basic Steps

If you want to know how to make paper mache, this post is for you. Paper mache (or papier-mâché, if you prefer to say it …

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How to make a silicone mold for paper mache

How to Make a Silicone Mold for Paper Mache

Create multiple copies of your paper mache masks and sculptures with Rebound 25 silicone molds. Great idea for costume designers and sellers.

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Sculpt a Baby Bonobo with WED Clay

Sculpt a Baby Bonobo, Starting with WED Clay

This WED clay sculpture of a grinning baby bonobo is the first step of the project. In the next video he’ll be finished, and I’ll hang him on my bathroom wall, to add a touch of cheer to the small space.

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The smoothed clay, ready to dry and then paint.

How I Get Air Dry Clay Smooth

When our friend Rex Winn showed us his latest Kune Kune pig on the Daily Sculptors page, Lisa Anne asked him if he’d be willing …

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Make a Puffer Fish

Make a Pufferfish with Paper Mache Clay

This guinea fowl puffer fish is easy to make with paper mache clay. The fins are made with foil tape, so they can be bent to make him look like he’s swimming.

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Painting the carousel horse

Carousel Horse Made With Paper Mache

How Isis made her life-sized carousel horse with paper mache.

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Paper mache croc from Peter Pan

The Tick-tock Croc

How to make the Tick-Tock Croc from Peter Pan

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What's the craziest thing I've ever made?

Is This the Craziest Thing I’ve Ever Made?

This cicada bug mask has to be the craziest thing I’ve ever made with paper mache. But what is the cutest thing? Or the project I wish I’d made, but never have?

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Make a little owl with paper mache clay

Make a Little Owl with Paper Mache Clay

This little owl starts out with a simple cardboard pattern and a fast sketch. Then it’s finished with paper mache clay and acrylic paint.

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Painting a Rooster Sculpture

Painting the Rooster

In this video, my Magic Sculpt rooster gets his bright red comb and wattles, and his white feathers.

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Rooster Made with Magic Sculpt

Magic Sculpt Rooster – the Epoxy Clay Layer is Done

This rooster portrait bust is nearly done. The plaster cloth shell is now covered with Magic Sculpt epoxy clay, and is ready to be painted.

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Sculpt a Rooster

Sculpting a Rooster Portrait with WED Clay, Plaster Cloth and Magic Sculpt

Sculpting a Rooster Portrait with WED Clay, Plaster Cloth and Magic Sculpt

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Make a paper mache chicken

Make a Paper Mache Chicken – an Easy, No-Stress Project

This paper mache chicken is an easy, no-stress project. It’s a great way to start sculpting with paper mache clay, because it’s easy and fast – and fun!

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paper mache lop-eared bunny featured

How to Make a Paper Mache Bunny Sculpture

This little lop-eared bunny is easy to make, with either paper mache clay or traditional paper mache strips and paste.

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Free Online Art Classes and Projects

Free Art Projects and Online Classes

Free art classes and projects that you can find on YouTube and on my site. Oil painting, sculpting, mask making and more.

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Painting the paper mache basset hound

Make a Paper Mache Dog – A Basset Hound

This video series shows how to make a paper mache Basset hound, using the free downloadable pattern. In this post we put the armature pattern together.

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How Cindy made her paper mache octopus.

Lifelike Paper Mache Octopus – Complete Tutorial

This paper mache octopus project started with crumpled newspaper and masking tape. Then I wrapped wire coat hangers with tin foil to make the tentacles…

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Sculpt a baby orangutan face with paper mache

Sculpt a Baby Orangutan Face with Paper Mache

Sculpt a baby orangutan face with crumpled foil, hot glue, paper mache and paste. This easy project can be made by middle school kids and old ladies, like me. 🙂

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Wolf mask with taxidermy eyes.

Wolf Head with Taxidermy Acrylic Eyes

Made by John B. Martin

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faux stone air dry clay sculpture

Faux Stone Mayan Sculpture Made with DIY Air Dry Clay Last week I did something that I’ve wanted to do for a long time. I created a copy of a Mayan stone carving, using …

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