What to expect after you order:
This is a downloadable PDF Pattern with full instructions, so there’s no waiting and no shipping costs. You can start on your project right away. Be sure to download your pattern directly to your computer or device, so you can access it again later.
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How to make your unicorn:
- Print the pattern on copy paper or full-sheet labels.
- Attach the pattern pieces to cardboard.
- Put the pieces together to form the armature for your bunny.
- Add rounded shapes with crumpled foil and hot glue. The instructions show you how.
- Cover the armature with a very thin layer of Apoxie Sculpt, like I did, or use either traditional paper strips and paste or the air dry clay recipe that you can find in the Art Library on this site.
- Paint him with acrylic paint.
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, too.
I painted mine with chalk paint, which gives it a nice soft coat – but any acrylic paint will work. You can see how I made the solid white coat a little more interesting in the video below.
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
Do you have a question or need help with your pattern?
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