Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! Clover (Flower)

For those whose inner child never grew up.

Step 1: Materials

- 1 Fuzzy ball (I don't actually know where I got this to be honest, but I'm pretty sure that at one point it was a dangly part of a women's coat or scarf. You can likely buy something similar to these at a craft store)
- White styrofoam (optional)
- 1 thick wire clothes hanger
- Green and white masking tape
- Coffee grounds
- White glue
- 1 Small flowerpot
- 1 Small rock (small enough to fit in the flower pot)
- 4x4" Square of foamcore (depends on the size of the flowerpot)
- Hot glue

Step 2: Creating the Stem

1. Cut the wire clothes hanger an inch or so longer than you want the stem to be. The extra wire will be used as a base for support. My wire was a little over six inches long without the extra bit.

2. Wrap masking tape in alternating colors about 1/2 an inch apart.

3. Dab a paper towel in yellow paint and lightly spread it over the stem.

4. Wrap the stem in clear tape to stop the masking tape from peeling.

Step 3: Making the Pot

1. Glue in the rock.

2. Cut foamcore into a circle that fits a little past the top of the pot.

3. Glue the stem down.

4. Cut a small hole in the foamcore for the stem and glue it in.

5. Mix white glue into the coffee grounds and put in in the pot. Be careful not to get the coffee grounds on the edge of the pot. This will likely take a day to dry completely.

Step 4: Gluing the Clover Top and Speck

Once the glue and coffee grounds have dried (or at least hardened), glue the fuzzy ball onto the stem. If you want the speck, just break some styrofoam and break off one small bubble of it and place it on your clover.



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    3 Discussions

    Fuzzy Monkey

    2 years ago

    Very cute! You could make a costume to go with it too. Love it!


    2 years ago

    Very nicely done. This is so cool, I want one! :)