If you are one of the people who helped Guardians of the Galaxy reach its current box office total of $188.4M, then you know exactly why this project is bound to be everyone’s favorite thing right now. Baby Groot stole our collective hearts.

groot1 How To Make A Dancing Baby Groot

Patrick Delahanty of Durandal Cosplay decided that instead of waiting for an official Baby Groot to be released (there are a few in the work, but we all want one NOW), that he would just make one of his own.

Using an old Movin’ & Groovin’ dancing flower he found on eBay, he removed the flowers’ head and leaves and left the wiring in the pot of the flower intact. Within a few more steps involving some muslin and pins, hot glue, felt, twine, wire, a magnificently sculpted head that his fiancee made from Crayola Model Magic (an air-dry clay) and some paint, he had made the first Baby Groot we’ve seen that actually dances along to the beat.

The flower runs on batteries, and since the Movin’ & Groovin’ flowers are a speaker, all you need to do is plug in your iPod, choose what song you love, and let Baby Groot dance all your —and his— cares away.

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Krista Peryer

Designer, photographer, writer, comic book reader, spontaneous dancer and lover of all things creative.


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