Papier Mache Bunny

Create an adorable bunny sculpture out of papier mache. This procedure can also be used to make other papier mache animals and characters.
Papier Mache Bunny craft

Materials

  • Balloon
  • Newspapers
  • Papier mache paste
  • Cardboard
  • White glue
  • Sand
  • Funnel
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paint brush
  • Scissors
  • Masking tape
  • Wiggle eyes
  • Pompom
  • Cotton
  • Black permanent marker

Safety Tips

  • Watch out for this sign Ask for an adult's help. It means adult help is needed for the particular step.

Steps

Step 1 Papier Mache Bunny 1. Use a balloon to make a papier mache, click here for a step-by-step guide. The papier mache will dry within 2 to 3 days.
Step 2 Papier Mache Bunny Ask for an adult's help2. When the papier mache has completely dried, pop the balloon and widen the hole on the papier mache a little bit, just large enough for a funnel to get through (approximately ½ to 1 inch diameter). Remove the balloon latex as well.
Step 3 Papier Mache Bunny 3. Insert a funnel through the hole and pour ½ cup of sand into the papier mache.
Step 4 Papier Mache Bunny 4. The sand will allow the papier mache to balance and stand on its own. If it's still a bit wobbly, add a bit more sand until it is balanced.
Step 5 Papier Mache Bunny 5. Draw and cut out a pair of ears, front legs and hind legs out of cardboard.
Step 6 Papier Mache Bunny 6. Tape the ears and legs to the papier mache body with masking tape.
Step 7 Papier Mache Bunny 7. Papier mache over the hole on top as well as over the areas with masking tape. Allow the papier mache to dry.
Step 8 Papier Mache Bunny 8. Once dry, paint over the whole sculpture with acrylic paint. Bunnies are most commonly painted white but you can choose other colors like brown, gray, pink, light blue, lavender, or even black.
Step 9 Papier Mache Bunny 9. When the paint has dried, draw lines on the bunny's front and hind legs using a black permanent marker.
Step 10 Papier Mache Bunny 10. Glue on any of these materials for the eyes, nose, and snout:
  • EYES - wiggle eyes, buttons, flat beads or round paper cut-outs
  • NOSE - pompom, bead or oval paper cut-out
  • SNOUT - cotton
Step 11 Papier Mache Bunny 11. Cut six 3-inch long thin strips from black construction paper. Glue the paper strips onto the cotton snout to make whiskers.
Step 12 Papier Mache Bunny 12. Finish up by cutting out and gluing a pair of oval paper shapes for the bunny's inner ears.

More Ideas

Papier Mache Penguin and Other Animals You can follow the same procedure to make other papier mache animals except that you have to draw the cardboard parts differently. Besides this cute penguin, you can also make a chicken, pig, mouse or owl. Cartoon characters like Pikachu, Mr. and Mrs. Potato, Garfield or Humpty Dumpty, can similarly be made into similar papier mache sculptures.

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