Baby Unicorn Apoxie Clay Pattern

Pattern for a Baby Unicorn Sculpture Made with Apoxie Sculpt

This adorable baby unicorn will be treasured for years, and you can make it yourself.

The printable pattern (PDF) has all the instructions you’ll need to create a baby unicorn sculpture of your own – or to make as a special gift.

The baby unicorn shown above was made with one pound of Apoxie Sculpt. In fact, there was enough left over to make  his friend the Mini-Bunny. However, the pattern will create an armature that will also work with traditional paper strips and paste.

The basic shapes are first created with a pattern that you print on your own printer and then trace onto cardboard. Then you add the rounded shapes with crumpled foil and hot glue, following the instructions for each area.

The unicorn shown here was painted with chalk paint, which gives it a nice soft coat – but any acrylic paint will work.

This is a fairly advanced project. If you’re new to sculpting you might want to make the Mini-Bunny first, just to get used to building an armature using a pattern and crumpled foil.

How I Painted My Baby Unicorn:

To make this sculpture you will need:

  • A small piece of corrugated cardboard, and some light card stock cut from a cereal box
  • Glue stick
  • A printer
  • Scissors
  • Bendable wire. Wire from a coat hanger would work well.
  • Aluminum foil
  • Glue gun and protective thermal thimbles to protect your fingers from the hot glue.
  • Small piece of tape.
  • Latex or Nitrile gloves if you’re using the Apoxie Sculpt.
  • Sculpting tools (or find anything that works that you already have around the house.)
  • One pound of Apoxie Sculpt, or a batch of the air dry clay recipe that you’ll find in the Paper Mache Art Library.
  • Acrylic Paint (I used Waverly chalk paint from Walmart, but you can use any acrylic paint.)
  • Golden Acrylic Glazing Liquid (optional.
  • Brushes
  • Sandpaper (optional)
  • Matte acrylic varnish

You might also like these patterns for Apoxie Sculpt and Paper Mache:

25 thoughts on “Make A Baby Unicorn with Apoxie Sculpt

  1. Amazing form and anatomy of the unicorn. I realize this is a foal and a bit smaller throughout its anatomy, the abdomen is a bit flat but your line is still amazing. I would’ve loved to see some pink undertones beneath the thinner areas of fine white hair and around the ears and brought more contrast against the black or salt and pepper mane. Thank you for sharing. Love your site! My First time here! I’ll be back.

  2. Dear Jonni, I wish you would make a pattern for a giraffes head like you did for your baby elephant. That was so much fun to put together and made it so much more realistic than if I tried just newspaper to get its shape. I know how busy you are but can You? Please

    • Oh dear – I made those using a computer program, and I’m not sure I could remember how to use it. But we all saw your zebra, so we know you can make a beautiful giraffe, too. Try using the crumpled foil instead of crumpled paper – it will feel more like you’re working with clay because it doesn’t fight you quite as much as paper does. I made my giraffe years ago. If you want to see how the armature was made click here.

      And when your giraffe is finished, be sure and let us see how it turns out.

  3. Oh my goodness Mrs. Good!!! I did my first paper mache animal about 15 years ago.
    I never used patterns. I probably sound very ignorant right now 😀 but I honestly had to look at at this video to understand what it is that you are selling when you mentioned “patterns”.
    You share so much valuable information in all the videos I have seen like why selling your art didn’t work out, or how to make cement sculptures, which is how I recently came across your site (thru YouTube.)
    You are so honest and open about everything, and you are a very charming, likable person. I love your site and videos!

    • Thanks, Yvette. I couldn’t find anyone who used patterns inside of their paper mache sculptures until I started doing it. I think I might have invented the idea, although it makes things so much easier I can’t imagine why people weren’t doing it before. Thank you so much for your kind comment about the site and the videos – I’m glad you’re enjoying them!

  4. Absolutely adorable, I love this little fella and bunny, and your tips for making proportioned animals, so clear. I hope you complete the Pegasus and how you make your wings will be fun to watch. Can’t wait for our rainy season to end now, it has to be a Spring thing for me just due to lack of space in the house. Ultimately I want to make yard installations, fantasy creatures that blend into the garden path and beds. Now to the drawing board. You do such great work, very inspiring. Happy New Year!

    • Thanks, Susan. I love the idea of fantasy creatures peeking out in a garden, as if they were actually living there. What material will you be using to make your garden sculptures waterproof?

  5. Jonni, My what a masterpiece! You are really talented and you put so much thought into your sculptures. I loved your explanation of how you do the various poses and was delighted to realize that I do that too and never realized it! You obviously imparted that wisdom without even directly addressing it because I learned everything from you. The pattern is sure to be a hit and congratulations on completing it….wow, 35 pages! If you are ever inclined to do yet another video on this baby unicorn, have it about the paint job. You did a masterful job. White is very difficult to do because it is never all truly white and it is difficult to make white look realistic like you did on this guy. Where will this sculpture reside? And in case I have not thanked you recently, thanks for all you do.

    • Thanks, Eileen. I did have the camera turned on while I added the paint, but my videography skills seem to be going down instead of up, and I’m not sure if I have enough footage to make sense. I will try, though, because I’ve never painted anything this way before, but I’m so happy with the results that I’ll be using the same methods a lot in the future. In fact, I’ll pull up the files now and see if any of it is useful. (I should know which buttons to push on my cameras by now, but I obviously don’t. I should take a class. I’ll put it on the list… )

      As soon as the varnish that Rex suggested arrives, I’ll probably finish them and put them on top of my bookcase.

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