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Paper Mache Elephant

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Front shot of completed elephant

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Category Paper Crafts
Style Whimsical, Eco-Friendly, Funky
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What inspired your paper craft project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo Paper Mache Baby Elephant

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What materials did you use? A little bit of everything. Dry wall, lumber, screws, coat hangers, glue, metal fencing, tape, tape, tape, acrylic paint, pencils, faux gold leafing, spray fix.

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What are you most proud of? The painting on the body is based on designs found in artwork of the same time period, but drawn by me. I am not much of an artist and free hand drawing the intricate geometric and symmetrical shapes onto a lumpy bumpy object was particularly challenging.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make sure you know what you are going to do with a 2 1/2 foot tall elephant once you have it. This guy is in my basement, taking up a lot of space.

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LOL laughing cause I collect elephants and I love your comment under advice. At one time I had close to 1000 elephants in my home. He is beautiful and you did a wonderful job, Donate to a good cause, church bazaar, school I am sure you will find a home.

10/04/2011 Flag

Thanks! There is actually a Turkish cultural center somewhere here in the city I live in. I have been considering trying to see if they would like it, considering it is part of their cultural heritage and stuff.

10/05/2011 Flag

I want to try this. How big is it completed?

10/14/2011 Flag

Mine is about 2 feet tall and probably 3 feetl long - it is pretty big. I believe the original set of instructions linked to makes one that is larger than mine.

10/15/2011 Flag

Right now the big project is making Christmas Cards and getting them in the mail!

11/29/2011 Flag

Hi, I would like to do this project... where would I find the instructions?

06/06/2014 Flag

I used the instructions from http://www.ultimatepapermache.com to build the base and made up the decorations myself.

06/13/2014 Flag