Zombie in a Pot- a Fun Prop/Decoration





Introduction: Zombie in a Pot- a Fun Prop/Decoration

Zombie Contest

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Zombie Contest

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!



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This is so awesome!!! My two boys (4 & 7) love zombies, gardening, and plants vs zombies. I plan on giving them some "zombie seeds" (small fake eyeballs) to plant to see what kind of zombies we can grow for halloween this year!!!


"Zombie seeds"! That is an AWESOME idea!

Hmmmm. How to animate the hand via motion sensor? 3:)


I like your thinking!

Why did you pay $2 for one item at a dollar store?


Haha, the dollar stores near where I live are all really "$3 or less" stores.


That may be slightly more difficult.