Introduction: Zombie Friend?

Who doesn't like friends? Okay, so zombies aren't the greatest of friends, but just look at that gentle soul behind those button eyes.

This project is very quick and a great way to put a use to those worn gloves or resurrect a lone glove.

Step 1: Materials.

Gather your materials and prepare for the resurrection.

-A Glove
-Thread
-Needle
-Something to use as eyes
-Embroidery thread
-Scissors
-Stuffing

Step 2: The Creation Begins.

Cut thumb and ribbed wrist off of glove and stuff with preferred filling all the way into the fingers.

Step 3: Sewing the Head.

With embroidery thread blanket stitch the top of the zombies head. Do not do a perfect job here! Remember this is a zombie and who really wants a perfect zombie?

If you don't know how to blanket stitch there is an illustrated guide in the pictures. Once you come to the end of the head you can continue the stitches onto the face or tie off and add stitches somewhere else.

Step 4: Face Stitching.

You can continue by stitching the face in the same manner. I usually double over it just to give them a thicker look.

Step 5: Adding Eyes.

Get an idea of where you want your zombie eyes and attach. I like to use buttons, but you can also just draw them on, stitch them or use felt. (Really, you can use whatever you want as eyes.)

Step 6: Adding a Mouth.

I like to stitch on the mouth, but be as creative as you want!

Step 7: Raising the Arms in Zombie Like Fashion.

To raise the arms I use a thread that will blend in with the color of glove that I am using.

1. Pinch arm into position wanted.
2. Stitch through the top of the forearm connecting it to the underside of the cheek.
3. Continue across until zombie arm looks to be in position wanted and tie off.

Step 8: Finishing Touches.

Get out some makeup, dirt, art supplies, and make your zombie beautiful!

Here I just used some makeup to enhance some of his characteristics. I used eyeshadow and blush.

Then I sewed up his head wound leaving a little stuffing protruding. The stitches will ensure no more stuffing will come out and help keep the fiber showing in place.

Step 9: Friends!

Look at that! He's already made friends with a zombie made out of a gardening glove. It makes a mother proud!

Comments

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LiveCrafts made it! (author)2015-08-15

Haha, best part

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whatsisface made it! (author)2008-09-20

That's pretty cute. Great re-use. 4.5 stars :-)

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LiveCrafts made it! (author)LiveCrafts2015-08-15

Noooo 5 stars

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Poe-tate-o made it! (author)Poe-tate-o2008-09-20

Thanks. :) It's surprising how many things you can make out of a glove.

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NOMNOMNOM made it! (author)2009-04-24

This is the first Instructable I've tried, making the zombies were sooo fun!! here are pictures : (the brown one is Matilda and the white one is called Willie)

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LiveCrafts made it! (author)LiveCrafts2015-08-15

Awwwww

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komecake made it! (author)komecake2010-02-17

  Oh em gee, cute.

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Bridges-PdP made it! (author)2012-10-31

Would the stretchy 'magic' gloves work for this? Or would they not be ideal? I'd like to make these for some of the kids at an orphanage near us. I'll have to buy the gloves, so if anyone has a link for some low-cost gloves that would work, I'd really appreciate it.

Great instructable!

Scott

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LiveCrafts made it! (author)LiveCrafts2015-08-15

http://www.ebay.com/itm/25pair-Children-Magic-Glov...

sorry for late, like, really late, but this is a pretty good price.

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anapet01 made it! (author)2014-07-29

Aww it's simple yet cute!!

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spongebob24 made it! (author)2010-10-02

looks awesome and i am gonna make 1

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Doofus89 made it! (author)2010-09-28

=D Thank you sooo much I love my new zombie friend called Gilbert!! =D =D I shall defo be making lots more friends for zombie Gilbert =D hehe

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kansasa made it! (author)2010-09-19

They are SO cute! (in a dead zombie kinda way)

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EternalOutbreak made it! (author)2010-03-10

Thanks for the awesome idea! This was a fantastic way to spend my afternoon. I could only find a black glove in my closet so I decided to make a little Ninja Plushie. I'm really happy with the way it turned out, thanks for the great instructable!

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ILoveArtSupplies made it! (author)2010-03-07

I LOVE YOUR ZOMBIE FRIENDS!!  I have about 20 "left over" gloves from my preschool class...now that it is (almost) spring, I know just what to make with the gloves!  I'll send pics when I make some.  What a super fun and super quick idea.  Thank you!!

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Wafflicious made it! (author)2008-11-30

omg! i did this with one then i cut off the fingers from another glove and sewn it onto it to make a zombie octopus! it's amazing thanx!

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komecake made it! (author)komecake2010-02-17

  And no picture?!?!

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Poe-tate-o made it! (author)Poe-tate-o2009-01-06

Good idea. Zombie sea creatures, the best of both worlds.

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Little Davy made it! (author)2008-11-08

I had a go at making my own out of an old glove I found, over Halloween. However instead of cutting off the thumb, I instead left it and turned it inside out, so it created a sort of damaged eye socket for the small eye. The darken eyes, were done with permanent marker and a safety pin above the eye. Giving the little critter an overall menacing effect. Thanks for the creative idea for this project.

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kingotheparty made it! (author)kingotheparty2010-01-07

oh wow that is a VERY impressive zombie nice job on that.  :)

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Poe-tate-o made it! (author)Poe-tate-o2008-11-08

Looks great. I love the eye socket!

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DannyG made it! (author)2009-10-13

i'm a big fan of zombies and this lokks like a great gift to give to someone on halloween!!!

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Adventure Dude made it! (author)2009-09-02

We should make a reunion to all the ZOMBIE FRIENDS!!

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Adventure Dude made it! (author)2009-08-19

These are my fav! 5/5 . Vey nice job!

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Kidz_Creator made it! (author)2009-07-20

REally cute...now i just need a glove...

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spacecappa made it! (author)2009-07-01

i made mie a pirate. thes are so cool ant cuddly 5/5 for me

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NOMNOMNOM made it! (author)2009-04-26

And I made another one for my friend!! He doesn't like air conditioning :)

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poser made it! (author)2009-02-26

awesomeness!!!! they look cute >.

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DrWeird117 made it! (author)2009-01-29

Made about 30 using my aunt's thread and needles. Can you say: ZOMBIE GLOVE CROWD?? AGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! *sits back down* Seriously, these are so cool. Thanks for something to do while snowed in. 5*

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Kiteman made it! (author)2009-01-21

I thought you'd like to know, I showed this to a colleague in the Art & Tech department at school, she raved about it, and now a whole year-group do this as a project.

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Poe-tate-o made it! (author)Poe-tate-o2009-01-23

That's awesome. Thanks for letting me know!

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Kiteman made it! (author)Kiteman2009-01-23

:-)

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masynmachien made it! (author)2008-12-02

Hi, I continued on your zombie friends and made cyborg zombies. I have made an Instructable on them: cyborg zombies feeding on “dead” batteries

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Poe-tate-o made it! (author)Poe-tate-o2009-01-06

Those are great! Thanks for the link!

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Iridium7 made it! (author)2009-01-02

would yarn work for thread?

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Poe-tate-o made it! (author)Poe-tate-o2009-01-06

As long as the knit isn't too tight it should work.

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SFHandyman made it! (author)2008-11-18

I really love this little guy. He is so well conceived and executed. The look on his face is perfect. You even installed the correct emotions! I sent a link to my niece (but I'll probably make one too!)

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Poe-tate-o made it! (author)Poe-tate-o2008-11-26

Thanks!

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cgcamilo made it! (author)2008-11-24

I made them with my students and they loved it! thanks a million. Any other clever Ideas?

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mg0930mg made it! (author)2008-09-20

Cool, may have to do this. lol.

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mg0930mg made it! (author)mg0930mg2008-09-20

A few ideas. Possibly, instead of using the thread thats close to your glove use the black, and it looks like you put a severed arm back on. :) Another thing, You could just cut off one arm, right? Also, around the head, could you singe it with a lighter, to look blackened, and burnt? Hmmm...Anyway, great job.

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Poe-tate-o made it! (author)Poe-tate-o2008-09-20

Thanks for the good input. I was think of making one with the two center fingers removed which would make the arms the legs. And then using the pieces I cut off as arms. That way I could make the arms more misaligned.

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mg0930mg made it! (author)mg0930mg2008-09-21

Nice! Well, now i need to find an old glove.

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mg0930mg made it! (author)mg0930mg2008-09-21

Here is my version. I followed all of your instructions, and then I took a lighter and gave it an uneven burn to the tops. For the eyes, I used a jean button, and a khacki shorts button. I am going to give it to my dad's girlfriend for her birthday, hopefully she likes it.

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Poe-tate-o made it! (author)Poe-tate-o2008-09-24

He's very cute. I like the choice of colors.

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mg0930mg made it! (author)mg0930mg2008-11-09

The colors were random, as I am colorblind. I can't tell what colors they are. lol.

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mg0930mg made it! (author)mg0930mg2008-09-21

We need to make a bunch of these for halloween. Yay!

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masynmachien made it! (author)2008-10-28

We have made friends! Zombie friends! If I ever saw a "must do" instructable, it was this one, even as it is quite different from my typical activities. My 9-year old daughter, her 6-year old friend and myself each made one. It was great fun and when we took them on an early Halloween walk,everyone went all soft on them. It is a also fantastic way to introduce young children to sewing. Because the girls take their zombies to bed (who's afraid of zombies?), we did not use make-up (risk of staining the bed sheets) or paint (risk of hardening the fabric). They might meet some permanent markers one day though. Thanks for this inspirational and very clear instructable. +++++

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Poe-tate-o made it! (author)Poe-tate-o2008-10-30

Love them! They turned out awesome!

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m_yazhini made it! (author)2008-10-01

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