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Easy Mannequin Head Pattern for Paper Mache

Easy Mannequin Head Pattern

for Paper Mache

$12

Easy Mannequin Head Pattern for Paper Mache

This mannequin head pattern helps you display your hand-made products in style.

How to Make Your Mannequin Head:

Easy Mannequin Head Pattern for Paper Mache

Print the pattern, stick it to cereal box cardboard, and cut out the pieces.

Easy Mannequin Head Pattern for Paper Mache

Tape the pieces together, using the instructions included with the pattern, and in the videos below.

Easy Mannequin Head Pattern for Paper Mache

Add some weight to the bottom, with a bag of sand or rice, to make your mannequin head stable.

Easy Mannequin Head Pattern for Paper Mache

Cover your mannequin head with paper strips and paste, or paper mache clay. Then paint it, or add features to create a character sculpture.

Finished Size:

Finished size –
About 14.75 inches (377 mm) high, 6.75 inches (173 mm) wide and 8.75 inches (22 mm) deep. It’s about the same size as a woman’s head. The size can be changed by printing the pattern larger or smaller.

My downloadable PDF Patterns come with full instructions.

There’s no waiting for your pattern to arrive, and no shipping costs, so you can start on your project right away.

Note: If you’ll be saving your pattern to and iPhone or iPad, those devices like to hide your downloaded files. You can scroll down this page to see how to find them.

And remember – if you have any problems downloading your files or putting your pattern together, just let me know. I’m always happy to help.  🙂

Easy Mannequin Head Pattern for Paper Mache

$12

Easy Mannequin Head Pattern for Paper Mache
Easy Mannequin Head Pattern for Paper Mache

Watch these videos to see how to use your mannequin head pattern:

This first video shows how all the pieces of the mannequin pattern go together. This is a fairly fast project, and it only uses four cereal boxes, plus a couple of smaller cardboard scraps. That means that you can make several mannequins, and they won’t cost much money.

I used brown paper for the paper mache on my mannequin, partly because I really like the way it looks, but mostly because I have a lot of it. It’s the paper that comes stuffed in boxes when you buy something online. Be sure to watch the video above if you’d like some tips on how to use the mannequin pattern as a form for sculpting character faces.

To Make Each Mannequin Head, You’ll Need:

  • The Pattern
  • Access to a Printer
  • Copy paper or full-sheet labels (I always use the labels)
  • Glue stick if using copy paper instead of the labels
  • Cardboard from 4 standard-sized cereal boxes or 8 letter-sized sheets of light chipboard.* You’ll also need a small cardboard scrap.
  • Small piece of corrugated cardboard for the bottom
  • Sharp scissors and a box cutter.
  • Clear plastic tape and masking tape Note: Don’t use disappearing gift wrap tape – it isn’t strong enough.
  • Paper strips and paste, paper mache clay, or Silky Smooth Air Dry Clay (you can find recipes by clicking on the “recipes” tab at the top of the site).
  • Acrylic paint or spray paint, and 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.


$12

Easy Mannequin Head Pattern for Paper Mache
Easy Mannequin Head Pattern for Paper Mache

When you finish your mannequin –

We would really love to see how it comes out. Please visit the Daily Sculptors page and upload some photos. 🙂

Easy Mannequin Head Pattern for Paper Mache

Do you have a question or need help with your pattern?

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