Moose Pattern for Paper Mache

Moose Head Wall Sculpture Pattern


Moose Pattern for Paper Mache

This wall sculpture of a moose is easy to make because the pattern creates all the shapes for you. Stick the pattern to cardboard, then add paper mache and paint.

You can easily customize the size and shape of the antlers and dewlap to create a unique sculpture, and finish it to compliment your own decor. Or give it to a special friend who loves wildlife. They’ll treasure it even more, because you made it yourself

How to Make Your Moose Head Wall Sculpture:

Printing the moose head pattern
Print the pattern, glue it to cardboard and cut it out.
Put the moose pattern pieces together
Tape the pattern pieces together, and add small details with foil and hot glue.
Cover your moose with paper mache
Cover your moose with paper mache or paper mache clay.
Painted paper mache moose
Paint or decorate your moose to fit your own decor (painted moose photo coming soon.)

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.

The finished moose sculpture
moose wall sculptue pattern

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.

Click here if you’d like to know more about how the patterns are delivered. (If you’ll be saving your pattern to and iPhone or iPad, they do tend to hide your 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.  😀

Moose Pattern for Paper Mache
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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

** You can find the recipes for paper mache paste and for Paper Mache Clay here.

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

If you have a question about putting your pattern together or painting it, leave a comment below or on the Daily Sculptors page. I read all comments and answer them as soon as I can, usually within a few hours. Some of my readers might ideas for you, too — we have a very supportive community on this site.

Moose Pattern for Paper Mache

When your moose is finished, please come back to the Daily Sculptors page on this site, and show it off. We’d love to see how it comes out! :)

Some of the sculptures that have been made with this moose pattern:

9 thoughts on “Moose Pattern for Paper Mache”

  1. I would like to make a much bigger version. Could I double or triple the pattern if I took care in supporting the antlers with wire?

    • A lot of people have printed my patterns larger, and all the pieces will still fit. I don’t think anyone has tried it with a moose, yet, but if you use strong wire you should have no problem with it. The easy way to get a larger pattern is to have it printed at a print shop, where their machines can use larger paper. But you can print it at home using the ‘poster’ setting on your printer. Have fun! :)

  2. Hey, could somebody tell me the dimensions of only the main part? By that I mean just the head part- no extra stuff like ears, antlers, dewlap, and neck. Height, length, and width. Don’t want to buy it and print it out only to find out a while into assembly that it’s not the size I want. Would rather know so I can resize it before printing and not have to worry about wasting time and paper.

  3. That is some VERY impressive pattern work! It’s a master class in giving directions. I can’t even imagine writing them out–in addition to multiple videos.
    How satisfying to immerse yourself in a project like this– both for you and those who make this moose. Thank you!

  4. oh my word I knew it would be Great but Wow how Beautiful is that, Nice work Jonni I will be purchasing the pattern lol :)

  5. This guy is just amazing!!! He sure does have lumps n bumps. YOU are amazing in what you create and share with us. Huge thank you.

    • You’re welcome. This was a challenging pattern to design, because I wasn’t willing to give up any of the bumps. But now I think I’m in love with him. I’m glad you like him. :)


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