When Baby Groot showed up on Rocket Raccoon's shoulder in the trailers, crafter Caleb Kraft was inspired to make his own Baby Groot puppet.
"The basic principle works the same no matter what you're using as the body of your shoulder puppet," Kraft wrote on the Make blog. "A single cable is fed through the puppet and attached to the head. The neck is reduced to a single point that can flex and twist. As you push, pull, and twist the cable, the head moves."
The video shows not only how to use cables and velcro for the puppet's maneuverability, but also how to paint the model so it looks just like the Baby Groot in the movie trailers.
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