Fancy title graphic. Look at that mesmerizing glowing text!
Easy faux taxidermy paper maché dragon head.
Paper maché dragon head mount with a little extra pizazz!
My main objective with my online presence is to show you (my audience) that you can make really cool art with really affordable and accessible materials. Whilst posting about my big dragon project, while I'm super proud of it, I realized that a sculpture of that scope and scale didn't really feel that accessible. It took a lot of time, and it takes up a lot of space.
This is definitely an entry-level sculpture that you can put together with an empty cereal box and a few simple art supplies, but there's so much potential for more experienced makers to build off of it and make it their own. (I'm really proud of this! Can you tell?) I've shown two different finished projects in the instruction booklet to get you started on how you can make your dragon your own - but I've really just scratched the surface of possibilities.
The template and instruction booklet are my gift to you to get you started on your own faux taxidermy. If you're looking for more ways to explore altering the base armature template, watch this space and follow me on TikTok or Instagram for the related e-booklet (coming July 2022) which will show you EVEN MORE cool ways to build on the template. The affordable digital download will include; how to make a jaw to give your dragon an open mouth, how to convert a dragon into a unicorn, and how to put a secret-hiding compartment into your head mount.
I would have loved to have this project as a beginning sculptor, and I sincerely hope it brings you joy and happy crafting! If you make this, please @ me I would love to see it! Please also consider sharing this article with any dragon lovers or crafty people in your life!
The instruction booklet pdf is best viewed as a two-page spread. The instruction booklet file does also include the template. I've also uploaded the template as a stand-alone file in case that makes your life easier.