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. 😀
How to make your unicorn and bunny sculptures:
- Print the pattern on copy paper or full-sheet labels.
- Attach the patterns to cardboard to create the shapes of your armatures.
- Fill out the rounded shapes with crumpled foil and hot glue, following the detailed instructions included with the pattern.
- Cover with a thin layer of Apoxie Sculpt or air dry clay.
- And paint.
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
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.