Introduction: Making a Baby Groot Model From Guardians of the Galaxy

About: I've always been a very creative person and a self confessed video gaming geek. I'm a husband, father, artist and blogger

In this awesome instructable I'll show you how I made the cute dancing baby Groot from the Marvel film Guardians of the Galaxy.

Things needed

  • Small ceramic plant pot
  • Good lump of air dried clay
  • Two black beads
  • 6 x 1 inch dowel
  • Wire for frame
  • Reference image
  • Acrylic paint
  • Super glue
  • Little trees and bushes that modelers use
  • Permanent marker pen, brown and/or black

Tools needed

  • Clay sculpting tools
  • Wire cutters
  • Sponge
  • Paint brush

Step 1: Building the Frame & Sculpting

Start by filling up your plant pot full of clay.

Next stick your dowel in and build up the clay around it (see image)

Make a cross using the wire.

Build up the arms.

Once you have your main body start sculpting, refer to reference image.

*TIP* Roll long strips and twist around body and arms.

Step 2: Painting & Decorating

Once you've left it to dry for about five days, touch up any cracks with fresh clay.

Again, once dry start your paint job. Use a selection of different brown colors.

*TIP* Dry brush technique will work well here.

Cut up the little model trees and superglue them on the end of the arms and head to represent fingers and hair.

Finish by drawing in lines using a permanent marker pen, just for a little extra detail.

"I am Groot"

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