This is the WIP for the monstous funghi competition held in march 2015 on the terragenesis.uk site. I will try to build a carnivorous plant like the ones from the mario games. For the basic structure of the plant I bought a plastic easter egg and a plastic plant:
After ripping off all the petals just the stem of the flower is left. This is exactly what I need. Then I used a hairdryer to bend the loop of the easter egg, so that the two halves of the egg open up like a mouth. With some wire and hotglue the two halves and the stem are fixed together:
After letting everything dry I used an old newspaper and lots of white glue to give the plastic halves a shell of pappmaché. Color on plain plastic doesn’t stick.