paper mache ships pattern

paper mache ships hanging in my window

Learn how to make graceful shapes from cereal boxes and other top secret techniques. Make beautiful ships and get all sorts of ideas. You can find the PDF pattern here or if you prefer on Etsy.

* Update 2020- there is a booklet version too for one large ship – find it here.

This is a huge pattern- 57 pages of photos and  instructions, 3 templates – a Large Ship, a Small Ship, a Little Boat, a resource list and more.

I hope you make ships!

paper mache ship pattern

If you make ships I’d love to see, you can use #annwoodpattern on instagram or send me a photo : info at ann wood handmade dot com

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Owls make great captains – find the little owl pattern right here.


There are also  a couple little (very little)  companion videos  including :


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paper mache ship pattern


  1. OH MY!!!! I just bought mine and the instructions are FANTASTIC and the photos are beautiful!!! Thank you, thank you thank you for sharing such a wonderful project with the world!!! XXOOOOOOO Cat

  2. and for got to say I think the price is VERY REASONABLE! I hope you make a ton of money!!! XXOO Cat

  3. Thanks so much Cat – price-wise I wanted it to be a huge value and I hope lots of people make ships!

  4. Whew! What a lot of work this must have been Ann – I’ve followed along with your updates on this pattern; now that I see it I understand even more what you meant… it is so beautifully done, the detail is fantastic. I agree that the price is very reasonable – amazing really, for all you have provided. Thank you so much!

  5. Thank you Ann, I just bought The Ship Pattern It is beautiful and I can see how much work you put into it. I love it. Thank you again.

  6. Huge congrats for completing this new and wonderful pattern Ann! It looks fantastic! Having gone through the process of designing and making my own bear/critter patterns, I can only imagine how huge this process was for you. You must be very proud of yourself! I couldn’t resist and bought the pattern just now. Looking forward to the fun! 🙂 ♥

  7. Hi Ann, Fabulous pattern and instructions which I’ve been eagerly waiting for. I have started with the little ship and am waiting for the first layer of paper mache to dry. Exciting stuff! Caryn

  8. Thank you, Ann, for all your work on this. I couldn’t order it fast enough. Scads of good luck to you with this latest pattern. And big hugs, too.


  9. I got my pattern, and I printed it out to carry with me to the craft room – I can’t wait to make ships! THANK YOU, Ann, they are just BEAUTIFUL!!!

  10. Ann, you are sweet, kind, talented, and ever so generous to share your templates with us! I am so glad for you to be charging for these patterns and instructions. We faithful readers have seen how much your life, goes into these creations of yours, each and every one of them! Thank you and Happy Holidays!

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