How to Make Piranha Plant Centerpieces

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Channel your inner Super Mario Brothers when you get ready to make your own piranha plant centerpiece for a special event, birthday or wedding. The notorious plant that appears to have a head with teeth that will bite is a popular part of Super Mario Brothers and the centerpieces will be a hit with all the kids -- and adults too. With some simple craft supplies you can make a piranha plant that will impress your guests.

Things You'll Need

  • Plastic planter
  • Potting soil
  • Green plastic tubing cut into 6-inch lengths
  • Green felt
  • White felt
  • Styrofoam ball
  • Red paint
  • Black paint
  • Craft knife
  • Scissors
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Instructions

    • 1

      Insert a piece of green tubing into a planter filled with potting soil. This will create the stem and the base for the centerpiece.

    • 2

      Cut a wedge out of the Styrofoam ball to create the mouth of the piranha plant with the craft knife.

    • 3

      Paint the Styrofoam ball red and let it dry on a a sheet of newspaper.

    • 4

      Cut out felt teeth, spots, eyes and leaves in the appropriate felt colors.

    • 5

      Glue the teeth onto the Styrofoam ball, which is now the head of the piranha plant centerpiece. Glue the spots on the head, as well as the eyes. Also attach the felt leaves onto the stem using the glue.

    • 6

      Attach the head of the piranha plant to the 6-inch stem by inserting it right in. The Styrofoam material supports the stem and should be stable.

Tips & Warnings

  • Be cautious when using the craft knife and scissors. Children should not use these tools without adult supervision.

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