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
- 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.
- Sandpaper (optional)
- Matte acrylic varnish