Playful Paper Mache Baby Panda Pattern
Who wouldn’t love to have a baby panda of their own?
This is one of the first sculpture patterns I designed, and it’s now been used by hundreds of people to make baby pandas of their own.
In fact, this is the project that proved how easy it is to make a realistic sculpture when you start with a cardboard pattern on the inside of your armature. If you’ve never used a pattern to create a sculpture before, this is a good one to start with.
After you cut out your pattern on cardboard, you fill out the rounded shapes with crumpled paper and masking tape.
The 10-page PDF has the printable pattern and complete instructions for putting your baby panda together.
Note: Although this panda would be cute in a baby’s room, the acrylic paint and the joint compound on his fur are not edible. Use child-safe art supplies if you want to put the sculpture in a baby’s room.
To make this paper mache sculpture you will need:
- A printer (or copy the pattern by hand
- Recycled newspaper
- Masking tape
- Flour and water paste
- A small amount of drywall joint compound (optional – I used it to get a light texture for the fur, but your panda will look just fine without it.)
- Acrylic paint
- Matte acrylic varnish
- A small rubber ball or stuffed animal, for the baby panda to hold.
You might also like these patterns for paper mache sculptures:
To see even more patterns for sculptures and masks, click here.
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