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.
To make your jackrabbit, print the pattern on card stock, cut out the pieces and tape them together. Then add a few bits of crumpled foil to give him a nice nose, more softly rounded cheeks, and eyelids. (The pattern shows you exactly how to do each step.)
Then add one layer of paper mache to your larger-than-life jackrabbit wall sculpture, and you can proudly say “I made it myself!”
To make it even easier, you can use my paper mache clay recipe instead of paper strips and paste. You can find the recipe in the Art Library on this site.
The pieces on this downloadable 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 that ‘faux trophy mount’ 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 paper mache 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.
Do you have a question or need help with your pattern?
I love questions!
There are two ways to contact me: The fastest way to get an answer is to leave a comment below. I read all comments and answer them as soon as I can, usually within a few hours. Some of my readers might also chime in to help – we have a very supportive community here on this site.
If you prefer to reach me privately, you can send an email to [email protected] –
I get a ton of spam and I don’t want your email to get lost, so please put “paper mache” in the subject line. If you don’t hear back from me within 24 hours, assume the cyberspace gremlins ate your email and try again.