Jackrabbit Pattern for a Paper Mache “Faux Trophy Mount” Wall Sculpture
A jackrabbit “faux trophy mount” is a silly idea – but that’s what makes it so much fun.
The pattern creates all the shapes for you. After it’s taped together and you’ve added a layer of paper mache, you can paint it any way you like.
Need a Jackalope trophy? Just draw some horns on cardboard and add them before painting – lots of people have done it, (scroll down to see some of them), and they’re adorable! 🙂
How to Make Your Jackrabbit:
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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And remember – if you have any problems downloading your files or putting your pattern together, just let me know. I’m always happy to help. 😀
Be sure to watch the videos below to see how the pieces are taped together, and how I painted mine. Of course, you can paint your own jackrabbit any way you like. 🙂
When you’re done, you can mount your new jackrabbit over a nail, as I did for the photos at the top of the page , or you can get fancy and attach it to a wooden plaque for that true ‘faux trophy mount’ look.
Watch these videos to see how to use this pattern:
To make this paper mache sculpture you will need:
- The front and back of two standard cereal boxes, or four letter-sized pieces of light chipboard.
- A small scrap of corrugated cardboard for the back.
- Access to a printer
- Scissors for the cereal box cardboard, and a box cutter for the corrugated cardboard.
- Copy paper or full sheet labels.
- Glue stick if you print your pattern on copy paper.
- Clear plastic tape and masking tape.
- 1” (2.54 cm) foam ball for the eyes
- Glue gun (optional)
- Small amount of aluminum foil
- Paper Mache (use paper strips and paste, or paper mache clay. Recipes can be found by clicking the Recipes tab at the top of the site.
- Acrylic Paint and acrylic varnish
Just a few of the Jack Rabbits Made by My Readers…
Note – some of the jackrabbit sculptures below were made with the first version of the pattern. The new version has slightly different shapes – see the photos at the top of the page.
Made by Ada Tereshinski
Made by Chantal Nicolaes
Made by K.Leigh Walker
Made by Kristy Grieve
Made by Elle Bennett
Made by Terry Goings
Made by Joanna Cole
Made by Kathy Williams
Made by Julia Swift
Made by Gayle Walker
Made by Angela van Wayenburg
Made by Annie
Made by Julie Richardson
Made by Ewelina Dewerenda
Made by Andrea L Nelson
Made by Davina Starling
Made by Gemma
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.