You will need:
a cutting mat
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
Step 1: Make a rough sketch
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.
Step 2: Change Mr. Potato Head's stance
Next, I used a household dremel tool to cut a hole on each side of the body. Then, I attached the two metal pipes to a small plastic beam inside of Mr. Potato Head.
This is a picture of my potato head from the back. The three holes along the middle were part of the original toy design.
Step 3: Be creative with discarded household materials
As you can see, I used a soap dispenser for the gun. I used an empty mini plastic shampoo bottle for the cannon, metal piping for the legs, thick card stock to make the wing-tipped shoes, a contact lens case for the eyes, and old cell phone charger wires for detail.