Newborn Lamb Pattern
For a Paper Mache Sculpture, in Two Sizes
This adorable newborn lamb is easy to make. Display her on a shelf, give her as a gift – or use the lamb as a photo prop with your own newborn baby. She’d also look lovely in a Christmas creche.
No sculpting experience required – the pattern creates all the shapes for you.
How to Make Your Lamb Sculpture:
Finished size (both sizes are included with the downloadable file):
Small lamb: About 7.6 inches (19.3 cm) high, 12.5 inches (31.9 cm) wide and 6 inches (15.2 cm) deep.
Large lamb: About 9.7” (24.64) high, 16” (40.64 cm) wide and 7.6” (19.3 cm) deep.
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How to Tape the Lamb Pattern Pieces:
How to Add Wool With Paper Mache Clay:
To make your lamb sculpture you will need:
- Access to a Printer
- Copy paper or full-sheet labels
- Glue stick if using copy paper instead of labels
- For a small lamb, you’ll need the front and back from from 3 standard-sized cereal boxes, or 5 pieces of letter-sized “light chipboard*” that you can purchase online. You’ll also need a piece of corrugated cardboard for the bottom piece, about 8” by 14” (20.32 x 35.56 cm).
- For a large lamb, you’ll need 4 cereal boxes or 7 pieces of light chipboard, and a piece of corrugated cardboard for the bottom piece, about 10” x 18” (25.4 x 45.72 cm).
- Sharp scissors for cutting cereal box cardboard and box cutter for corrugated cardboard.
- Clear plastic tape and masking tape. Note: Don’t use disappearing gift wrap tape – it isn’t strong enough.
- A small amount of aluminum foil for sculpting details.
- Foam ball for the eyes – 0.9” (2.2 cm) for the small lamb, or 1.25” (3.175 cm) for the large lamb.
- Paper strips and paste or paper mache clay (I used both for my lamb, but it’s up to you).
- Acrylic gesso or latex primer
- Acrylic paint and acrylic varnish.
* If purchasing cardboard in place of the cereal boxes, it will be sold as “light chipboard.” Medium or heavy chipboard is too stiff to bend well.
When you finish your Lamb …
We would really love to see how it comes out. Please visit the Daily Sculptors page and upload some photos – and tell us about your sculpture.