DIY Making Baby Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy
DIY How To Make your own Baby Groot
In this short tutorial I take you step by step how I was able to make the baby Groot from the end of the Guardians of the Galaxy movie.
- 3 inch square piece of mahogany or other hard wood
- 12 gauge wire
- Dark stain spray
- Marker (green)
- Bowl for Groot to sit in
- Moss or other greenery
- Little beads for the eyes
- Band saw or coping saw
- Hot glue gun
- Drill with ¼” bit
Start by downloading the Groot template I created, or if you have a lot of artistic skill, create your own! Print and adhere the template to a piece of hard wood and cut out the pattern.
Using a belt sander round and shape Groot's head. With a file, chisel, or sandpaper, continue to shape his head and create the mouth, eyes and hair features.
Drill a ¼” hole in the bottom of Groot's head to fit the twisted 12 gauge wire of the body. Form the body by using some pliers to get the shape you need.
Cut strips of fabric and hot glue them to the wire structure. Then using twine and hot glue fill in the body.
Attach the head to the body and spray Groot with either a stain or a paint. Let dry and sand where necessary.
Using markers or paint create the green strings around the figure. Hot glue the eyes and then affix to a board or bowl. Top the bowl with moss or other greenery.
This is a really great project if you don't want to dress up for Halloween, you can just carry around Groot!