Jackrabbit “Faux Trophy Mount” Pattern
See details below to see how to use this pattern to make a jackrabbit wall sculpture.
Yes, a jackrabbit trophy is a silly idea, but he’s cute, isn’t he?
This printable pattern (PDF) is a papercraft pattern. Just print the pattern on card stock, cut out the pieces and tape them together. Add a few bits of crumpled foil to give him a nice nose, more softly rounded cheeks, and eyelids. Then your larger-than-life jackrabbit wall sculpture will be ready for its final layer of paper mache or paper mache clay.
The pieces on this pattern are quite small, so you’ll need patience to put your jackrabbit together. When you’re done you’ll have a realistic sculpture you can mount directly on the wall, as shown above, or you can attach him to a wooden plaque for a true ‘trophy’ look.
I used newsprint for the spotted fur on the jackrabbit shown above, but you can use acrylic paint, instead. Clear fingernail polish will make his eyes bright and shiny.
Watch the video below to see how the jackrabbit wall sculpture is made:
To make this paper mache sculpture you will need:
- 110# card stock (you can find it in the office supply department at WalMart)
- A printer
- Clear plastic tape (like Scotch tape) or 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 pattern to support it.
- Paper Mache (use paper strips and paste, or paper mache clay. Recipes can be found in the Paper Mache Art Library.
- Acrylic Paint and Acrylic Medium
- Matte acrylic varnish
*You can find clear shelf liner this in the housewares department of Walmart, or order it online. Or just use plastic tape. It’s to keep the card stock from getting wet when you add paper mache.
The pattern will be available for download right after you order, so you can get started on your jackrabbit wall sculpture today!
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