Zombie in a Pot- a Fun Prop/Decoration

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you know, I've always wanted my own zombie. They're such fun pets, with their endearing moaning and adorable shambling walk. I checked out a few of the zombie shelters downtown, but none of the zombies really caught my eye. I didn't want one of those run-of-the-mill zombies you can pick up during any old apocalypse; no, I wanted my own organic, free-range zombie. So I went down to my local black magic practitioner's store and bought myself some zombie seeds. A few months of tender care later I had my own zombie! This is fun, easy to make, and great for Halloween.

Thanks to everyone who voted for me in the Zombie Contest!

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Step 1: What You Need:

For the Zombie:
- A fake arm (about $2 at a dollar store)
- A plant pot
- Dirt
- Brown spray paint (optional)

For the Sign:
- Poster paper
- Glue
- Wooden dowel or stick
- The third image in this step (pulled from here)

Step 2: The Arm

- Remove the arm from the sleeve.
- The arm I had seemed a little tooalive, so I lightly coated it with brown spray paint to make it seem more like something clawing it's way out of a bloody grave.
- Cut the arm down until it sits in the pot at a height you want.

Step 3: The Sign

- Print the image onto poster paper and cut it out.
- Glue the dowel onto the back of the sign.

Step 4: Putting It All Together

- Fill the pot with dirt and push the arm in. Sprinkle a handful of dirt over the hand to make it seem like it dug itself out of the ground.
- Add the sign.
- Display your zombie proudly!

Zombie Contest

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Halloween Decorations Contest

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kmaysey

5 years ago on Introduction

This is so awesome!!! My two boys (4 & 7) love zombies, gardening, and plants vs zombies. I plan on giving them some "zombie seeds" (small fake eyeballs) to plant to see what kind of zombies we can grow for halloween this year!!!

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rbailey17

3 years ago

Hmmmm. How to animate the hand via motion sensor? 3:)

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M3Grbailey17

Reply 3 years ago

I like your thinking!

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KimW38

3 years ago

Why did you pay $2 for one item at a dollar store?

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M3GKimW38

Reply 3 years ago

Haha, the dollar stores near where I live are all really "$3 or less" stores.

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SussoGobbino

6 years ago on Introduction

This awesome prop has given me an idea: if you ever go to a zombie march you could cut a hole at the bottom of the vase and use your own hand! You will be a zombie with his growing moving newborn!

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