Today’s post is just me having a little fun with paper. If you’ve seen the movie Guardians of the Galaxy then I don’t need to explain who Groot it. But for those of you who haven’t, I highly recommend you go rent, borrow or buy it. It’s a sci-fi movie set in space with an unlikely group of 5 beings coming together to save the galaxy from evil. It’s such a fun & funny movie and I loved every moment.
So in the movie Groot is a huge tree-like creature that belongs to a talking Racoon (stay with me on this…lol!) Groot only says 1 phrase “I am Groot” which, depending on how he says it, means different things which only the Racoon can understand.
Not to give anything away, if you’ve not seen it, by the end of the movie we end up with a little potted plant baby Groot and the cute little guy steals the show when he starts secretly dancing to the Jackson 5 song ‘I want you back’. Check out the clip below.
Baby Groot is sooo adorable isn’t he? So you can imagine how thrilled I was to find a paper craft template that showed how to make a little dancing Groot. I downloaded the template and assembly instructions from the behance page of the talented Richenna King. I’ve wanted to get this done since last year but alas life took over. So I made a point to do all the cutting a gluing over the holidays and voila here is the finished product.
It’s the first 3-dimensional sculpture I’ve made that actually moves! Yes folks this little guy really dances, just move the lever on the side and watch him bust a move. Here’s my baby Groot in action! 🙂
I so love my little Groot, I took him on a mini tour to introduce him to his new home. Here are a few pictures and he seemed so happy to be here.
For me, Baby Groot’s role in the movie also represented a new beginning, a manifestation of healing and rejuvenation which echoes something I’m currently experiencing personally as well. I think I’m going to make him my mini-mascot for 2015!
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