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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. If you prefer, you can make your unicorn with traditional paper strips and paste, or use the DIY air-dry clay recipe in this site’s Art Library.
The basic shapes are first created with a pattern that you print on your own printer. Stick the pattern on cardboard and cut them out. Then add the rounded shapes with crumpled foil and hot glue, following the detailed instructions included with the pattern.
The unicorn shown above was painted with chalk paint, which gives it a nice soft coat – but any acrylic paint will work.
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
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