How to Sculpt a Paper Mache Rooster with FastMâché

Project by Holly Borei of Borei Design.

Are you looking to add some farmhouse flair to your home decor, or perhaps to simply create an adorable feathered "friend"?  If so, this paper mache rooster sculpted with ACTÍVA Products' FastMâché instant paper mache is the perfect project!

Sculpt a paper mache rooster with FastMache!  This tutorial teaches you how to make your own farmhouse friend with paper mache!

Supplies Needed to Sculpt a Paper Mache Rooster

For Construction:

  • ACTÍVA Products FastMâché instant paper mache
  • Cardboard (corrugated and thin)
  • Old Wire Hanger or Heavy Craft Wire
  • Scrap Paper (Newspaper, Copy, Junk Mail, etc.)
  • White Glue (School or Craft Glue)
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Masking Tape
  • Wood Craft (Popsicle) Sticks
  • Standard Office/Craft Scissors
  • Pencil or Pen for Sketching

For Decoration:

  • Acrylic Craft Paint
  • Decorative Paper
  • Decoupage Medium
  • Acrylic Sealing/Finishing Spray
  • Paint or Sponge Brushes

 How to Sculpt a Paper Mache Rooster

Step One:  Make the Body

Sketch and cut out a basic body shape from corrugated cardboard.  Trace the shape of a rooster body onto corrugated cardboard.  Learn how to make a paper mache rooster with FastMache in this post!

Pad shape with scrap paper. Use glue and masking tape to help secure pieces of paper, if needed. Once completely padded, wrap entire body in masking tape.

Create a paper mache rooster with scrap cardboard and scrap paper!  Get the tutorial in this post.

Step Two:  Add the Features

Cut out facial features and wings from lightweight (cereal box-type) cardboard. Pad features with more scrap paper if desired. Glue in place and wrap in masking tape.

Create a paper mache rooster with this fun project tutorial!  Click here to see the instructions for making a paper mache rooster.

Step Three:  Make the Legs

Bend wire (cut from an old hanger if applicable) into a rough “M” shape. Bend each bottom end of the cut wire into an “L” shape. Glue and/or tape the “M” shaped portion of the wire to the bottom side belly of the bird. Pad legs with more scrap paper and masking tape as desired.

Use an old hanger to make a paper mache rooster's legs.  Get the full project tutorial in this post.

Step Four: Make the Feet

Cut feet and toes from wood craft sticks using scissors. Secure pieces with hot glue and/or white glue dipped newspaper strips. Hot glue to the bottom of “L” shape portion of the wire you created.

Create a paper mache rooster with this fun project tutorial!  You'll learn how to sculpt a paper mache rooster with FastMache.

Step Five: FastMâché

Mix FastMâché according to package directions and cover entire rooster in FastMâché. Allow to dry completely.

Make a paper mache rooster with FastMache!

Step 6: Decorate and Enjoy!

Decorate as desired. The pictured rooster was decoupaged with laser photocopies of an old newspaper, and the tail feathers were created from cut strips of cardstock. Some of the features were painted using acrylic craft paint and the project was finished with acrylic sealing spray for a finished look and for added durability.

Learn how to sculpt a paper mache rooster in this fun project tutorial!

And with that, you can sculpt your own paper mache rooster with FastMâché!  

Learn how to easily sculpt a paper mache rooster with this great tutorial!  This project tutorial will show you exactly how to make a farmhouse-style rooster for your decor or just for fun!

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I LOVE this. Very creative and so cute!

Activa Products

Love, Love, Love!!!! He is so cute!!! It would make a fabulous addition to my kitchen!!

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