How to Make a 3D Wolf Model

When learning about mammals, it can be exciting to create a project relating to the animals you're studying. For example, you can create a 3D model of a wolf when learning about boreal forest mammals. If sculpted using certain guidelines, you can use your wolf in a report presentation or place it inside a diorama on boreal forests.

Things You'll Need

  • Craft wire

  • Needle-nosed pliers

  • Aluminum foil

  • Polymer clay

  • Clay knife

  • Toothpick

  • Jelly roll tray

  • Oven

Step 1

Use needle-nosed pliers to bend a 5-inch-long wire into an oval. This will be the body of the wolf.

Step 2

Twist a 3-inch piece of wire into a circle onto one end of the oval for the wolf's head.

Step 3

Attach a 3-inch piece of wire sticking straight out on the other end of the oval for the wolf's tail.

Step 4

Attach two 3-inch pieces of wire onto each of the wide sides of the oval for the wolf's legs.

Step 5

Stuff a ball of aluminum foil into the body and head of the structure.

Step 6

Cover the structure with gray polymer clay.

Step 7

Use a clay knife to sculpt the paws, muzzle, ears and tail of the wolf out of the polymer clay.

Step 8

Use a toothpick to add detail onto the wolf sculpture, such as fur, eyes, nose holes, claws and teeth.

Step 9

Place the wolf sculpture onto an aluminum jelly roll tray.

Step 10

Bake the sculpture in a 150 degree oven for 15 minutes. Allow the model to cool completely before displaying it.

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