Goat horns are cone-shaped and partly hollow, making paper an ideal medium for creating a fake pair. Working with paper is easy for children of all ages and allows them to craft masks and paper animals for projects, assignments and plays. Most types of paper work well for making goat horns and are available at craft and office supply stores. Making goat horns with paper can be done in several ways, making it easy to find the right style for your needs.
Things You'll Need
- Crayons Or Markers (Optional)
- Glue Or Tape
Paint two sheets of paper. Use a photograph of a goat to get an authentic color. Allow the paint to dry completely.
Cut the paper to the desired size. A full sheet of paper creates a large pair of goat horns. Trimming each sheet of paper allows you to make a smaller set of horns.
Roll the sheets of paper diagonally. Grasp the lower left corner of the paper and roll the paper towards the top right corner to create a cone.
Glue or tape the two edges of the paper together. Tape will be more visible than glue but either will secure the two sides of the goat horns.
Sketch two goat horns on paper. Use a full sheet for larger horns or put both on the same piece of paper if you need a smaller pair.
Cut the goat horns out of the paper. Use the lines you drew as a guide.
Paint the goat horns. Allow to dry completely before using. Markers or crayons are other alternatives for coloring paper goat horns.
Stack two sheets of paper for each goat horn. To stuff them, you will need two sides for each horn.
Draw a horn on the top sheet of paper in each stack. Use a pencil to disguise the line once you cut it.
Cut out the goat horns. Use a pair of sharp scissors to cut through both sheets of paper at the same time.
Staple halfway around each horn. Leave the two horns you cut from each sheet of paper stacked. This is similar to stuffing cloth animals.
Stuff each horn with scrap paper. More scraps will result in thicker horns.
Close each horn by stapling around the remaining portion of each horn to prevent the stuffing from falling out.
Color the horns. Use spray paint, watercolors, crayons or markers to add color to your stuffed goat horns.
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