Make your own 'Guardians of the Galaxy' dancing Baby Groot

Remember the adorable Baby Groot from "Guardians of the Galaxy" that danced to Jackson 5? Fan Patrick Delahanty made his own, and you can too.

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Baby Groot poses with a new raccoon buddy. Patrick Delahanty

One of the cutest moments in this summer's blockbuster "Guardians of the Galaxy" was watching Baby Groot -- a sentient potted tree -- wiggle his little twiggy body to the sounds of Jackson 5.

Fans were soon frustrated to learn, however, that Marvel and Disney had no plans to make any official dancing Baby Groot toys.

Using a retro Movin' & Groovin' flower toy he bought on eBay, fan Patrick Delahanty transformed it into a seriously cute dancing Baby Groot.

"The flowerpot base and the inside of the body are from a Movin' & Groovin' flower that was last available around seven years ago," Delahanty told Crave. "It has a headphone jack in the back where I can plug in my iPod or iPhone. There are speakers in the base that play the music. The body was covered with felt and then covered in twine. I made the arms out of paper-covered wire that I also wrapped in twine. My fiancee is a professional artist, so she sculpted the head out of Crayola Model Magic and painted it. I painted the body to match."

While this dancing Baby Groot is not for sale, fans can make their own using Delahanty's step-by-step instructions on Facebook.

Reactions to his dancing Baby Groot have been overwhelmingly positive after he posted a Vine of it in action.

"I've never had anything become so popular so fast, so it took me completely by surprise," Delahanty told Crave.

 

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