Jitter Zombie




Introduction: 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 ...


Its getting to that time of year again were the ghosts and ghouls start making their presence felt and I'm not gonna lie, I love it.

In this instructable i am going to show you how to make your own Jittering zombie. Its quick and easy and uses a really simple bit of electrical wiring.

Lets get started.

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

EDIT: 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 back of the face side place a glue dot near the bottom.

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 totally a technical term

Step 4: Done!

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 Jitter Zombies are welcome in the comments below :)

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    3 years ago

    Absolutely Great. I think I will try that one for the Kids. Thank you

    Barry Neeson
    Barry Neeson

    Reply 3 years ago

    Your incredibly welcome, i hope they enjoy it :)


    3 years ago

    These are so cute!

    Barry Neeson
    Barry Neeson

    Reply 3 years ago

    Thank you :)