This is a downloadable PDF Pattern with full illustrated instructions: You’ll be able to download your pattern right after you order. You’ll also receive an email with the download link, and a separate receipt. The emails may take a few minutes to arrive. If you don’t see them, be sure to check your spam or promotions folder.
Just transfer the patterns onto cardboard to create the shapes of your armatures. Then fill out the rounded shapes with crumpled foil and hot glue, following the detailed instructions included with the pattern.
The sculptures shown in the photo above were finished with Apoxie Sculpt, but you can make your with my air dry clay recipe if you prefer. The recipe is in the Art Library on this site.
Would you rather make just a unicorn or a bunny, without making them both? Click here for the Baby Unicorn Pattern, and click here for the Mini-Bunny. You’ll also find videos on those pages showing you how the sculptures are made and how to make those big black eyes on your bunny.
The finished size of the unicorn is about 11.5” (29.2 cm) high. The bunny is about 4.5” (11.5 cm) high.
If you’re new to making sculptures with patterns, start with the bunny. After making your bunny you’ll have all the skills you need to make the unicorn, too.
I painted both the unicorn and the bunny with chalk paint (I bought it at Walmart in the craft department) because it gives them a nice soft coat. However, you can use any acrylic paint for these sculptures.
To make these sculptures you will need:
- A small piece of corrugated cardboard, and some light card stock cut from a cereal box
- Glue stick
- A printer
- Bendable wire. Wire from a coat hanger would work well.
- Aluminum foil
- Glue gun and protective thermal thimbles to protect your fingers from the hot glue.
- Small piece of tape
- Latex or Nitrile gloves if you’re using the Apoxie Sculpt.
- Sculpting tools (or find anything that works that you already have around the house.)
- One pound of Apoxie Sculpt or a batch of my air dry clay recipe
- Acrylic Paint (I used Waverly chalk paint from Walmart, but you can use any acrylic paint.) Golden Acrylic Glazing Liquid (optional).
- Sandpaper (optional)
- Matte acrylic varnish
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