Use this pattern to make a paper mache Raccoon.
Read the details below to see how you can use this pattern to make a paper mache raccoon of your own.
When your guest see your raccoon, they may beg you to make one for them, too. 🙂
This printable pattern (PDF) comes with links to five videos that will help you put your raccoon sculpture together.
I like to experiment, so I tried out several new ideas when I built my own raccoon. Some of them worked, and some of them didn’t. I let you know what I would do differently on the pattern, so read the pattern and watch the videos before you begin.
This raccoon has been a big favorite of my readers, and many people have already used the pattern and video instructions to make paper mache raccoons of their own. Those intelligent eyes, and almost-human hands are just too adorable!
Watch the video below to see how I started making this raccoon sculpture. The pattern has links to the other videos, so you can watch them all.
To make your raccoon you’ll need:
- A piece of cardboard large enough for a raccoon in the size you need. Instructions for making the pattern the right size is included in the videos.
- Old newspapers
- Masking tape
- Heavy wire, like they used to make coat hangers with
- Paper strips and paste, or a batch of my paper mache clay (the recipe is in the Paper Mache Art Library
- Colored tissue paper (optional)
- Acrylic paint
- Matte acrylic varnish
- Dried Indian corn (optional)
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