Introduction: Bulbasaur Plant Holder
If you are a pokemon fan and a plant type lover than this is the way to grow! With this instructable you can make yourself a real life bulbasaur #001, maybe get creative and make the whole evolution, maybe even an oddish or two. The possibilities are endless!
Materials you will need:
-Air dry clay
-Teal, Pink, Black, Red, and Green Acrylic Paints
-A small tip paint brush
-A small plant/succulent
Step 1: Sculpting
I began by sculpting the body, making a little pot that the soil and roots of the plant will be in.
Next I made the back and front legs and the three small claws on each foot.
Finally I sculpted the head with indentations for the eyes and mouth to give them dimension.
Make sure everything is smooth, you can smooth it out with a little bit of water (not too much).
Leave your creation to dry for 2 days in a ventilated area. Make sure it is truly dry before you move on to the next step.
Step 2: Paint the Base Layer
Begin painting the entire body teal; everything except the claws, teeth, mouth, and eyes.
Then paint the claws, teeth, and eyes white leaving only the mouth unpainted.
Step 3: Paint the Face
For the mouth I used two tones of pink, I created the darker shade by mixing light pink with a little bit of black on a piece of pallet paper. Paint the tongue pink and the other corner of the mouth black.
Paint the eyes on the inside corners red leaving the outer white and the pupils white (he should look kinda cross eyed).
Step 4: Paint the Green Spots
Be sure that the teal paint has completely dried before painting the green spots.
While you paint look at a picture for reference, depending on the paint you use it might take two layers.
Step 5: Plant Your Succulent
Once the paint has completely dried you are ready to plant!
Put a good amount of soil in the potted part of the back and transfer your plant over to bulba.
I originally planted a petaled succulent (first image above) but then found an even more bulb like plant and switched to that one (image 2).
I hope you guys enjoyed my instructable and have fun creating wild plant holders :)
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6 years ago
Personally, I have had good results by using a papercraft model as the base, which also makes it easier for those of us not that great at sculpting :)
Others have also made some really cool improvements on it. I especially like this one: http://95n.deviantart.com/art/cute-ivysaur-flower-...
Also, nerdapproved has a cool list of Pokémon flower pots:
7 years ago
Really nicely done! Any trouble with the clay deteriorating after you water the plant?
7 years ago
really lovely , i am a pokeman fan . and charmander is my starter ;)