Make a Paper Mache Raccoon
Warning: I like to experiment, so I tried out several new ideas when first designed this raccoon. Watch over my shoulder in the videos to see which experiments worked, and which ones didn’t.
Because of those experiments, be sure to read the pattern and watch the videos before you begin.
You’re welcome to use my pattern, if you want to make a raccoon of your own:
This is a downloadable PDF pattern. It will be sent to you by email, so be sure to check your spam and promotions folder if you don’t see it right away.
To make your raccoon, be sure to watch all the videos in this series.
To see the other posts in this series:
- You are here -> Paper Mache Raccoon – Creating the Armature
- Paper Mache Raccoon, Post #2 – The Hands and Feet
- Paper Mache Raccoon, Post #3 – Padding the Armature
- Paper Mache Raccoon, Post #4 – The Shop Towel Mache (and new toes)
- Paper Mache Raccoon, Post #5 – Adding Features and Fur
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)