Picture of How to make a Steampunk Mr. Potato Head
You can pretty much Steampunk anything. Here's how to make a Steampunk Mr. Potato Head.

You will need:
a cutting mat
X-Acto knife
hot-glue gun
Dremel Tool Kit
Premo Sculpey - Baking Clay
Thick card stock paper
Discarded materials around the house. Plastics, wire, metal piping, ect.
Black, yellow, silver, and copper acrylic paint
Paint brushes

Step 1: Make a rough sketch

Picture of Make a rough sketch
I bought this Mr. Potato Head at Target for less than 10 bucks!

Sketching helped me get started. But ultimately, I let the the materials that were available to me guide me. I first envisioned my Mr. Potato Head to look more like the sketch in the upper right hand corner.

molly.hyatt.77 months ago

This is some serious awesomeness!! Thanks for sharing.

Mr.Potato AWESOME!!!
sredmon3 years ago
Very unique Idea ^_^
ehhdean3 years ago
Very cool. I like how you turned it around to make a big mouth.
dmdsanchez3 years ago
That is so awesome
saritamarianyc (author) 4 years ago
I'm also selling some fun items on Society6:

Iphone Skin
Iphone Case
Art Prints

jaclinart4 years ago
Wow. This is incredible! I love this! I like the wifey idea someone submitted, too.
Also just thought you might like to see this steampunk art that's available on iphones and ipads.

Vivee4 years ago
Oh man, I just went through your process photos and I gotta say... I really appreciate your attention to detail. This seems like such a fun project to make. Love your concept sketches, the ingenious use of materials, and the final piece.
Great instructable. Sir Spudnik Von Trap looks fantastic!
Alaap4 years ago
Great Idea i will try doing it
saritamarianyc (author) 4 years ago
Hey guys and gals! I just posted my 2nd Steampunk Toy tutorial. If you enjoyed the tutorial please, vote for me in the Epilog contest or the Holiday Gift Contest. I would love your support. I could use that Laser cutter to make more art and craft projects for you! Thanks again!

For tutorial, view here:
Well you have my vote. I liked this kind of thing before, but I only just realised that steampunk was steampunk. I love it.
Any chance you'd be selling one or two of these?
Susancnw4 years ago
That is amazingly done. I would LOVE to have that.....
WarZombie4 years ago
This is so gloriously awesome, I have no other words. Great job dude.
Lowney4 years ago
That. Is. Awesome. 'Nuff said.
Kruegem4 years ago
figgin sweet
Looks like Dr. Robotnic from Sonic
thecapper4 years ago
Really sweet! I love the paint job. And the eye turned out to be the perfect finishing touch.
Sithen5 years ago
Some guy made a Mr. Potatohead into a 'Stompa' from Warhammer 40k. ^-^
it's more like a Killa Kan for me
BytePilot5 years ago
haha this thing is AUSOME!!! Also it somewhat remind me of the movie 9.
it totally reminded of nine too!
dasclown5 years ago
It seems like everyone is converting everthing in to steam punk and frankly I'm getting tired of the whole concept. But this is the coolest steampunk item I have ever seen! Your instructable is also very well written. Thanks alot!
GaryB1015 years ago
This is awesome. I think it'd be easier for me to just buy one from you, though. Totally cool!
Nickelplate5 years ago
I could stare at a soap dispenser all day (note: but I wouldn't) and not think of the fact that it could be used as toy gun bits. Thank you! That is an invaluable idea! But I still say whatever leftover piping you had for the legs is far superior to any household item I have ever seen in my house. Also you made shaping/smoothing things of Premo look deceptively simple. ;) Excellent work - and I'm sure it was a lot of work!
zygomatic5 years ago
That's pretty rad!
frogmeetcog5 years ago
You need to make this guy a Mrs. Potatohead wifey... with perhaps more swordy instruments at her disposal, to compliment his firepower? Jawdroppingly awesome, old chap!
Laucas5 years ago
love your instructions, it turned out great. I'm going to try to make one for a Christmas gift.
old_code5 years ago
A cultural icon goes Steampunk-awesome! Great detail on the Instructable including photos. Thanks.
BRGregory5 years ago
I teach kids this stuff, and they are going to love doing this. I will send you results if I remember.
WoundedEgo5 years ago
Great art!
GWJax5 years ago
Great work!! I Love it.. Jax
lidzy5 years ago
What a great job! Someday, maybe...I'd rather just buy yours! Awesome beyond anything I've seen on this site!
mckeephoto5 years ago
Oh, Want this, Bad!
SinAmos5 years ago
Dis Dis Do Desome, Di Don't Dnow Dhat Do Do.
zascecs5 years ago
haha, that's awsome
canida5 years ago
Wow, he's excellent! Thanks for sharing the entire build.
That is totally awesome and just slightly disturbing! It looks like it should be stalking the little sack people from the movie 9 ;) good work!
yea man, i love that movie
Culturespy5 years ago
Hey! Way to hit the ground running with an awesome Instructable.