How do I mold a new ear for my outdoor deer statue?

by Rejay

My deer statue has a missing ear. I love this deer and I do not want to throw it away. I am truly hoping someone would have some suggestions for me at how to go about it. Rejay

how do i mold a new ear for my outdoor deer statue
  5 answers
  • Lynne Lynne on Nov 12, 2018

    It's a wonderful deer. If you keep it out of rain you can mold one with other ear. If you put it in a place with overhanging leaves

    • Rejay Rejay on Nov 13, 2018

      Thank you Lynne for your input, I would put him under a tree so that the weather would not be so harsh on his replaced ear.


  • William William on Nov 12, 2018

    You can make one out of wood, two part epoxy putty. Prime and paint.

    • Rejay Rejay on Nov 13, 2018

      Thank you william for this suggestion. I have all winter to work on it. Then it will be ready for next year. I just love this deer and surely want to do an awesome job with its transformation.


  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Nov 12, 2018

    Here's way to make a silicone mold Put Epoxy into silicon mold you make from ear on deer(here's how to do that) Best way to attach new ear Gorilla glue weld, JB WELD or Super Glue Plastic Fusion

    • Rejay Rejay on Nov 13, 2018

      Thank you Lynn,

      I will look into this information, so many results came in and I will be spending time familiarizing myself with all these suggestions. Wonderful information for me and I will put them all into good use. This is so important to know when you have a bag of tricks on hand to figure out a problem;since I love repairing and fixing. I am grateful to this website and to all those who take the time to respond.


  • Donna Donna on Nov 13, 2018

    Try making a form and use premixed cement!! Then paint to match!”

    • Rejay Rejay on Nov 13, 2018

      Hi Donna,

      This summer I was trying to fix a cement, retainer, wall block. Never worked with cement and I was nervous doing it. I found Quickrete cement works fast and had a moldable consistency to it and l liked the results. Also, they have something to paint on the cement to make stronger bond. etc. This was a good learning experience. As the saying goes, "nothing ventured, nothing gained." All my "help" projects come through this website that I love. Due to my past experience with cement, I like your idea. But I still have to make a mold of an ear. This will be good for the wet, moldable cement will match up with the broken indentures of where the ear came off. So many good ideas came to me from this website and all are keepers for me. I love to learn and "many heads are better than one" for ideas. Thank you so much!


  • Marion Nesbitt Marion Nesbitt on Nov 13, 2018

    Pour a mix of plaster of paris with some bonding agent in it - into a container about the same size as the ear. Then sand and scrape it into an ear. Attach with silicone. Paint with a sealer and outdoor paint. Did this for a bat that had his wing missing.