How To Make A Paper Mache Elephant
This is a fun little art tutorial where you can learn how to make a full size baby Indian elephant from paper mache.
The sculptor has her template for this design online which she refers to in the video so all you have to do it transfer the pattern cut images onto a 4×4 ft sheet of particle board and grid out the board with a pencil to be completely accurate, then use a jigsaw to cut out the different limbs and main body.
Scraps of 1×4 inch timber are added as padding and reinforcement and used to support the 2D limbs before it is screw together and bound with glue to create a wooden 3D armature. Newspaper and 2 inch masking tape is then added to form the muscle definition and general mass of body tissue before the fun task of finer detailing with paper mache is applied. A great video which is sure to bring out the creativity in you!