This tiny bunny sculpture is an easy project if you use this pattern,
Read the details below to see how you can make a bunny sculpture using the pattern.
This little bunny is looking for a friend.
The sculpture is only about 4 1/2 inches tall, but he has a lot of personality for his size. (You can make him bigger just by printing the pattern in a larger size).
I made my bunny with Apoxie Sculpt, but you could use the Air Dry Clay recipe in the Paper Mache Art Library, too.
The printable pattern (PDF) comes with complete instructions for creating your bunny’s armature with cardboard and crumpled foil. I painted my bunny with chalk paint to give him a nice soft coat, but any acrylic paint will work just fine.
The small pieces on the pattern would be difficult for a small child, but this is an easy project for older artists.
Watch the video to see the easy way to make those big black eyes:
To make this sculpture 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. 10 gauge armature wire or any wire that can be bent into the shapes on the pattern.
- Aluminum foil
- Glue gun
- Small piece of tape
- Latex or Nitrile gloves if you’re using Apoxie Sculpt.
- Sculpting tools (or find anything that works that you already have around the house.)
- Apoxie Sculpt or air dry clay. (You can find my air dry clay recipe in the Paper Mache Art Library).
- Acrylic Paint (I used chalk paint from Walmart, but you can use any acrylic paint.)
- Stencil brush (a cheap one is best)
- Sandpaper (optional)
- Matte acrylic varnish
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