How to Make Zombies Out of Junk




Introduction: How to Make Zombies Out of Junk

Unfortunately I couldn't get the instructable to save and add a new page so I am reduced to a slideshow.  It isn't hard to make a zombie and other than a few things, it was made from junk. 

The things I used are:

Metal clotheshangers (both plain metal and pants)
Empty Mountain Dew cases
Scraps of half inch pvc pipe
Half inch pvc fittings (various)
Black electrial tape (lots)
Aluminum foil
32 oz. cups from Mcdonalds or any fast food place
Newspaper strips
White paper towels
Brown paper towels
Anything that you can use a base or stand.
A skull
Spray PaintGreat stuff
Stain/polyurathane mix

Drill with bits and driver bit
Circular Saw
Hot glue gun
Paint brushes

Of all the things I have listed here I only had to buy more and more electrical tape and the Great Stuff.  The skulls and feet I had left over from last year.

For the base/stand I used boards cut and sanded from a wooden pallet.

For the paper mache, including newspaper, tissue and both of the paper towels I used a flour paste.  Take 3 cups of water and 1 cup of flour and slowly bring to a soft boil while stirring.  The paste can be stored in the fridge for a week.  By adding a pinch or two of salt after it is made will keep insects from trying to eat it when it dries.

Poses can be made to fit whatever purposes you may have.  Life like zombies make a great addition to any yard.

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    4 years ago

    holy cow!!! looks real


    9 years ago on Introduction

    I started today !! so here is my progress... I guess hahhaha
    thanks garnoft.


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Thats great that shoulders


    9 years ago on Introduction

    I love the Zombies! I am a paper mache artist, and I have found that if you cover your skulls and feet with vaseline and then mache them, they will pop right off and you won't lose as much detail like when you cover them with foil.


    Do you have something that can be downloaded via PDF? This looks interesting.


    10 years ago on Introduction

     This is amazing!  Seriously, looks very professional, and you've explained everything so well that anyone could do it!  Plus, electrical tape=PVC for base=Great Stuff=uberuseful, easily-attainable materials.  The best kind of project.
    One suggestion I would make, to second l8nite, is slowing down your slideshow a bit, if you can help that.  You have a lot of useful comments that are hard to read at the rate you have them going.
    I kind of want one to stand around in my dorm floor forever.
    "Hey, guys, want to have a zombie-themed Christmas?"


    10 years ago on Introduction

    LOVE IT ! I hope you can get an "ible" to work, as nice as the pics are its difficult (at least for me) to really follow along when having to click each pic. I learned 2 things this year, give yourself more time for paper mache projects and adding salt makes the project more desirable to small critters like squirrels. Im definately going to be attempting a creature or 5 like this..