Bobblehead Jitter Zombie



Introduction: Bobblehead Jitter Zombie

About: I graduated from Cardonald College with an Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design in 1999. He has worked as a Tattoo Artist, Community Artist, and Freelance Artist ever since. I like making instructables that ...


This instructable is a bit of an update on my previous instructable Jitter zombie but with this one we are going to take it a bit further and add a bobblehead element to it. Its quick and easy and as before uses a really simple bit of electrical wiring.

Lets get started.

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Step 1: What You'll Need



a craft knife

Cutting mat



Colouring pens and pencil



glue dots


tape (I'm using gaffa tape)

a small 3 volt vibration motor

a 3 volt battery

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Step 2: Print It, Colour It, Cut It

Print out the template, I have done it that you can fit two on an A4 piece of card.

Draw out your zombie in pencil and colour it in. I did this before cutting it out as it makes it easier.

I have included some arms with hands but also some with blank spaces if you want to design your own hands for your zombie.

Cut it out remembering to cut around the ears with the craft knife (i cut out the whole thing with the craft knife but use whatever you feel most comfortable with)

Step 3: Fold It, Wire It, Glue It

using your rule and craft knife lightly score along the dotted lines to give it a nice crisp fold

Fold and glue the head section together

As a optional thing you can (carefully) burn the plastic insulation off the vibration motors wires to increase the wire connectivity. just remember to do it away from anything flammable

On the body section place a glue dot near the bottom of the back of the front facing side.

Place one of the wires from the vibration motor on the glue dot and then place the batter on top of the wire/gluedot. on the opposite side place another glue dot and attach the vibration motor to that. careful not to get the spinny bit*stuck on the glue leaving the other vire loose.

Put some glue or glue dots on the tabs and assemble your zombie remebering to fold out the ears

Place a bit of tape on the loose wire and when you want your zombie to go attach the other wire to the side of the battery

*that is still totally a technical term

Step 4: Rubberneckin'

or in this case spring neckin'

For this part we are going to hark back to my first ever instructable (how time flies)

Take the two long strips and place a glue dot at the end of one of them

Attach the two strips together at one end at a right angle

Fold the bottom-most strip over the top of the top strip and then continue to fold bottom strip over top strip until you get to the end of the paper

When you get to the end of your two strips attach them together with a glue dot

you can get different "bobbles" by adjusting the length/looseness of the spring

Attach your spring to the top of the body section and then inside the head section

Attach your arms and your done :)

Step 5: Finished

And that's you!

You can decorate them up, add hair etc and experiment with where to put the motor to see how the jitter differently.

I hope you enjoyed this instructable and as always thoughts/comments/criticisms and even pictures of your own Bobblehead Jitter Zombies are welcome in the comments below :)

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