Terra Cotta Bull

Terra Cotta Bull

Posted by DecoArt on Aug 20th 2014

This terra cotta critter is easy to make with Americana® Acrylics and that's no bull.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • tracing paper
    • transfer paper
    • scissors
    • black permanent marker
    • Fun Foam sheet
    • 2" terra cotta pot
    • two small wiggle eyes
    • 2" Styrofoam ball
    • small piece of black cording or yarn, frayed on one end for tail
    • small piece of gold jewelry wire
    • Zip Dry™ Glue or low-temp glue gun and glue sticks



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Paint the pot and Styrofoam ball Lamp Black.
    2. Trace and cut out the horns, muzzle and hooves from white Fun Foam, and the ears from black Fun Foam.
    3. Press the Styrofoam ball down onto the pot bottom to flatten. Position and glue it onto the pot. Press the top of the head with finger to form a small indentation.
    4. Position and adhere the ears, eyes, horns, muzzle, and hooves with a glue gun or glue. (Refer to photo for placement.)
    5. Use a permanent marker to draw nostrils on the muzzle.
    6. Bend a small piece of gold jewelry wire to make a U-shaped nose ring. Press the ends into the foam.
    7. Position and adhere the cording for a tail with hot or quick-dry glue.


    Ear, Horns, Face, Hoof Pattern