you know, I've always wanted my own zombie. They're such fun pets, with their endearing moaning and adorable shambling walk. I checked out a few of the zombie shelters downtown, but none of the zombies really caught my eye. I didn't want one of those run-of-the-mill zombies you can pick up during any old apocalypse; no, I wanted my own organic, free-range zombie. So I went down to my local black magic practitioner's store and bought myself some zombie seeds. A few months of tender care later I had my own zombie! This is fun, easy to make, and great for Halloween.

Thanks to everyone who voted for me in the Zombie Contest!

Step 1: What You Need:

For the Zombie:
- A fake arm (about $2 at a dollar store)
- A plant pot
- Dirt
- Brown spray paint (optional)

For the Sign:
- Poster paper
- Glue
- Wooden dowel or stick
- The third image in this step (pulled from here)

Step 2: The Arm

- Remove the arm from the sleeve.
- The arm I had seemed a little tooalive, so I lightly coated it with brown spray paint to make it seem more like something clawing it's way out of a bloody grave.
- Cut the arm down until it sits in the pot at a height you want.

Step 3: The Sign

- Print the image onto poster paper and cut it out.
- Glue the dowel onto the back of the sign.

Step 4: Putting It All Together

- Fill the pot with dirt and push the arm in. Sprinkle a handful of dirt over the hand to make it seem like it dug itself out of the ground.
- Add the sign.
- Display your zombie proudly!
Hmmmm. How to animate the hand via motion sensor? 3:)
I like your thinking!
<p>very simple prop! I love it!</p>
Looks great!
<p>Why did you pay $2 for one item at a dollar store?</p>
Haha, the dollar stores near where I live are all really &quot;$3 or less&quot; stores.
now... how to build a mummy..........
<p>please do so</p>
That may be slightly more difficult.
<p>the sign was halarious!!!</p>
This is so awesome!!! My two boys (4 &amp; 7) love zombies, gardening, and plants vs zombies. I plan on giving them some &quot;zombie seeds&quot; (small fake eyeballs) to plant to see what kind of zombies we can grow for halloween this year!!!
&quot;Zombie seeds&quot;! That is an AWESOME idea!
So funny nice idea
This awesome prop has given me an idea: if you ever go to a zombie march you could cut a hole at the bottom of the vase and use your own hand! You will be a zombie with his growing moving newborn!
Haha good idea!
that hand looks do damn real !
This is a really easy but fun idea :) Very nice instructable too.
The harm with the shirt look real!!!! Cool idea. <br>Voted!
Thank you!
Hehe, you really ought to <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2339502/Police-seal-street-make-artist-leaves-fake-severed-hand-finger-doorstep-birthday-prank-niece.html" rel="nofollow">read this</a>!
Hmm, hopefully that doesn't happen!
I love this idea so muck
Wow, really horrible and that sign post is also nice.
I'll take &quot;horrible&quot; as a compliment on how gory the project is. Thanks!
You're welcome.
This is pretty witty bravo!
Thank you!

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