How to Make Your Moose Head Wall Sculpture:
The first few pieces you’ll tape together are a little tricky, so be sure to watch the video below. After that, the pieces are quite large and go together quickly. Also, be sure to watch the video with ideas for customizing the shape and sizes of the antlers before you cut them out and attach them to your moose’s head.
This is not a fast project, but it isn’t difficult to do. Just follow the video instructions or read the full written instructions and many photos that come with your pattern.
The moose has a few more pieces than some of my other patterns, because their faces have so many strange bumps and ridges. Just be patient as you tape the pieces together, and take your time. I’m sure you’ll be very happy with the result.
Finished size: About 18 inches (45.72 cm) high, 22 inches (55.88 cm) wide and 14.5 inches (36.83 cm) deep.
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How to Put Your Moose Pattern Together:
How to Customize the Look of Your Moose Sculpture:
How to Add the Antlers, Ears and Dewlap to Your Moose’s Head:
How to Add Paper Mache to Your Moose Sculpture:
Painting the Moose Sculpture
I painted my moose using latex paints. It was an experiment, but I love the way it turned out. Acrylic paints work too, of course. And, because every real moose is different, you should look at moose images online and use your favorite moose as your model.
To Make Your Moose With this Pattern You Will Need:
- A Printer
- Copy paper or full-sheet labels
- Glue stick if using copy paper for pattern instead of the labels (the labels are easier and stick better, but the glue stick will work, too)
- Cardboard from 4 standard-sized cereal boxes
- Corrugated cardboard from 2 shipping containers. You need one box that’s at least 12”(30.48 cm) tall or wide and another box with sides that are at least 12″ x 16″ (30.48 cm x 40.64 cm). If you want to make bigger antlers you’ll need a bigger box.
- Sharp scissors for cutting light cardboard
- Box cutter for corrugated cardboard
- Tape, both clear plastic tape and masking tape
- Two 1.5” (3.81 cm) Styrofoam balls
- Aluminum foil
- Glue gun (if you don’t have one you can use masking tape instead but the glue gun is easier)
- Paper strips and paste or paper mache clay. See link for recipes below.
- Acrylic gesso or latex primer
- Acrylic paint and acrylic varnish
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