Bucket Head Monster

TheIronMan has a tutorial that proves that if you’re creative enough you can make a monster out of just about anything.  The Bucket Head Monster is a surreal looking character that is easy to make and costs next to nothing (quite possibly nothing if you look hard enough).

You’ll start by cutting your craft paper so that it wraps all the way around the bucket, then cutting the paper lengthwise, folding it over, and then taping the two pieces together.   You’ll need to draw your monster head on the paper similar to the image.  Once complete, cut the shape with the scissors and tape the resulting template onto the pail.  Using the marker trace the template onto the bucket.

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Cut out the template you just traced onto the bucket with your jigsaw and connect the two pieces by drilling holes in the base of each piece and securing the bolts.  Once your head starts to take shape you’ll want to use the heat gun to shape the monster’s teeth.  Simply heat the plastic until soft and let gravity do the rest.

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Add a coat of spray paint to your Bucket Head Monster and your build is complete!  You can rig your monster with some fishing line by drilling a few small holes in the top of the head and the lower jaw which will allow you to add some motion to the jaw.




Items needed to complete this include:

  • 5 gallon bucket.
  • Marker.
  • Jig saw.
  • Heat gun
  • Craft paper
  • Scissors.
  • (2) #8-32 X 3/4″ bolts and nuts.
  • High strength fishing line
  • Spray paint