Make Your Own Man-Eating Plant

The term “man-eating plant” is kind of misleading. Pop culture has shown time and time again how these fictional plants are more than happy to eat women. Come to think of it, they often snack on animals much larger than what your standard Venus Flytrap, sundew or pitcher plant could ever hope to digest. I guess that means calling them “carnivorous plants” would be misleading as well. The term “cannibal plant” has sometimes been used, but an actual cannibal plant would eat other plants. Whatever you want to call them, these vicious plants would be perfect for your next Halloween display or haunted attraction. Since not everyone has novelty banks or old toys they can reuse as static props, I decided to look up some handy tutorials.

Our first video on the subject comes from Hollywood Haunter:

However, you have to read the video’s description to get a list of materials and instructions. Thankfully this is not the case in our next video, which was created by tommy36597:

Those intimidated by the above should enjoy this more beginner-friendly tutorial from BirdBrain FX:

These all owe more than a little inspiration to Little Shop of Horrors, but don’t limit yourself to copying that movie! There’s no reason you can’t use the basic guidelines from these videos to make a prop plant of your own wholly unique design. If you do, please be sure to post a link to your creation (or tutorial) in the comments!

Gravedigger’s Local 16 is not to be held responsible for the content on or anything that may occur (be it good or bad) as a result of visiting any links on those sites (or constructing a project that’s detailed in a video). Attempt at your own discretion.

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