How to Make Troll Horns Without Clay: A Step-by-Step Guide

Are you looking for a fun and creative way to make troll horns without clay?

Look no further!

In this step-by-step guide, we’ll take you through the process of creating your very own set of troll horns using simple household items.

Materials Needed:

  • Cardboard

  • Scissors or a craft knife
  • Pencils or thin sticks
  • Glue or duct tape

  • Scissors or a craft knife
  • Black paint or spray paint
  • Brushes

  • Clear acrylic sealer (optional)


  1. Cut out the horn shapes: Start by cutting out the horn shapes you want to use on your trolls from cardboard. You can find plenty of templates online or simply draw them yourself. Make sure the horns are the same size and shape for all of your trolls.
  2. Create the base: Cut a long piece of cardboard that is about 2-3 inches thick. This will be the base for your troll’s head. Cut two smaller pieces of cardboard, one for each side of the head, to act as the ears. Glue these pieces onto the base using glue or duct tape.
  3. Attach the horns: Take one of your horn shapes and cut a small slit at the bottom where you want it to go into the head. Glue the horn into the slit, making sure it is securely in place. Repeat this process with all of your horns.
  4. Add any additional details: If you want to add any additional details to your trolls, such as eyes or a mouth, now is the time to do it. You can use small stickers or draw them on with markers.
  5. Paint your trolls: Once your trolls are assembled, it’s time to paint them! Use black paint or spray paint to cover the entire surface of each troll. Make sure you get into all of the little details like the eyes and mouth. Allow the paint to dry completely before moving on to the next step.
  6. Seal your trolls: If you want to protect your trolls from moisture or damage, apply a clear acrylic sealer over the top of their heads. This will give them a glossy finish and help keep them looking their best for years to come.
  7. Display your trolls: Once everything is dry and sealed, it’s time to display your trolls! You can use them as decorations at home or take them with you to school or work. Don’t forget to show off your creative skills to others and inspire them to try making their own trolls!


Q: Can I use different types of cardboard for the base, ears, and horns?

A: Yes, you can use any type of cardboard you have on hand. Just make sure it is sturdy enough to hold the weight of the horns.

Q: What if my troll’s horns don’t fit into the head slit?

A: If your horns are too large, you can try cutting them down slightly with scissors or a craft knife. If they are too small, you may need to use glue or duct tape to hold them in place until you can find smaller horn shapes.

Q: Can I make troll horns using other materials like foam or fabric?

A: Yes, you can try making troll horns using foam or fabric, but you may need to adjust the instructions slightly depending on the material you’re using. Just make sure it is safe and secure for your trolls.