Swedish Goat

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A small goat made of straw is one of the most popular Christmas decorations in Sweden. In this tutorial, we'll walk you through how we created our 3-dimensional yule goat.
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1 Doodle the Body Structure

Doodle two circles and 4 straight pieces for the legs. We’re now going to build a cylinder, as shown on the stencil in the blue call out box at the top of the page. To build a cylinder, attach four of the straight pieces perpendicularly to one of the circles. Then, attach the other circle to the other side to close out the cylinder.

2 Give your cylinders “walls” by filling in the gaps

Starting at the top of the cylinder, take your 3Doodler pen and Doodle around the circumference of the body structure, in a spiral motion, until you reach the other end of the body. You are essentially filling in the gaps and creating “walls” to the cylinder, which you’ll then add “fur” to in the next step.

3 Add “fur” to the body

Starting at the bottom of the cylinder, add “fur” to the structure by Doodling three or four layers vertically. You can create this layered effect by letting each section overlap the other just a bit.

4 Doodle the neck and head

For the neck and head, start by Doodling four circles and two of the straight “U” pieces from the stencil. Next, apply the same cylinder technique that you used to create the legs. To begin, attach a circle perpendicular to each end of one of the “U” pieces. Then, attach the other two circle pieces perpendicular to the inner joints of the “U” piece. Lastly, attach the remaining “U” piece to the four circles, so that you have three mini-connected cylinders.

Follow the same process you did for the body by filling in the gaps and creating “walls” for the neck and head. Then add the “fur” to the neck and head, similar to what you did with the body piece.

5 Build the leg structures

Doodle eight circles and 16 straight pieces for the legs. You’re now going to build 4 cylinders, as shown on the stencil in the blue call out box at the bottom of the page. To build a cylinder, attach four of the straight pieces to one of the circles, flip it over and attach another circle to the other side. Repeat this three more times so that you have a total of four cylinders.

Next, give your legs “walls” by filling in the gaps. take your 3Doodler pen and Doodle around the circumference of the leg structure, in a spiral motion, until you reach the bottom of the leg. Repeat on the other three legs, filling in the walls of each of the cylinders.

Next, add “fur” to the legs by Doodling three or four layers vertically on each leg. You can create this layered effect by letting each section overlap the other just a bit. Repeat on the other three legs.

6 Connect the four legs to the body

Align the pieces and then attach them by adding more “fur” to unite the pieces. We’ve included several images for you to reference.

7 Attached the neck and head to the body

Align the pieces and attach them by adding more “fur” to unite the pieces.

8 Doodle and attach the horns

Doodle the horn pieces in the quantities specified in the stencil. Then peel them off the stencil and connect the two horns to the top of the head.

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