Zombie Apocalypse

I was a wee bit surprised this morning to find that even with their current popularity these days, there is no official term for a group of zombies. Although a recent episode of The Walking Dead referred to a group of traveling zombies as a “herd“, the terminology is much debated among zombie aficionados. “Herd” seems an inaccurate term to describe the throng of zombies about to bust down your doors and drag you screaming into the night.Β A zombie herd seems to suggest a large group of zombies standing around waiting to be slaughtered, rather than a roaming band of monsters that is going to eat you alive. If anything, from a zombie’s perspective it is humans who are the herds.

zombie group

It appears that some zombie fans prefer the term “horde“. While the term “horde” means simply “a large group of people”, the word is connotative of swarms of bodies conquering and pillaging. Much more fitting for a group of zombies, don’t you think? But whether you call them a herd, a horde, a hive, a gaggle, a shuffle, or simply target practice, I have one of them to share with you. Today’s zombie apocalypse is brought to you via the girls and our weekly craft club play date, inspired completely by this pin from Pinterest.

zombie sixThis is my zombie. I think he’s quite spiffy. He’s just a chap, you see, out for a bit of a stroll with his pet spider and bat. Hip, hip, cheerio!

Zombie threeI say……….here’s two more fine fellows out for a walk, made by Paige and Joanne. After they stroll the grounds, they shall all sit down for tea.

zombie fiveNow I’m not sure this guy, made by the Missy Nik, can be trusted. He’s a bit of a rogue, this one is.

If I had to come up with a term for our group, I would go with a military one like a squadron, or a platoon. Very fitting since this guy, made by Paige, is their leader…

zombie four

It might not sound cool but it would allow military personnel to accurately report the size of the threat to other units.

zombie two

So weigh in here, my friends…. What would YOU call them?



Wooden Spools and Discs
Florist Wire
Baker’s Twine
Sculpey ClayDictionary Paper
Paint, Sharpie Marker
Plastic Halloween Toys
Painted Acorns made by Joanne’s Husband

20 thoughts on “Zombie Apocalypse

  1. “Hoard” seems appropriate. Or how about “bevy”? “Congress” maybe….? Very creative and fun as always!

  2. These are so totally adorable!!! Can you share some tips on how you made them? I’m assuming styrofoam and paperclay?

    How about you call them a “murder”, like a group of crows. Looks like you all had great fun with this project!

    • Hi Erica! These guys are made from a wooden spool and thick florist wire (fabric coated wire from the floral dept. of your big box craft stores), for the main part. Legs and arms made from wire and hot glued to the spool body. The head is Sculpey clay, but paperclay would work just as well. Everything was glued together with hot glue, and then painted. Fortunately, you can paint right over the cooled glue. Works just fine. Details of the face were done with Sharpie marker. Hope that helps!

  3. These are the cutest Zombies I’ve ever seen! This must be a new tactic among the “herd”…look cute and no one will suspect you want to eat their brains lol!


  4. love your zombie, audrey! he is quite spiffy! what a cool idea! thanks for sharing and hope you’re having a wonderful week so far! *hugs* and much aloha, steph πŸ™‚

  5. I would call them delightful creations!!! Scary chaps, indeed!:-) Oh, so much FUN to look at Audrey! And, I’m sure you all had lots of fun making these fine frantic creatures! Even though they are spooky, they sure put a big smile on my face! Thank you for sharing, hugs!:-)

  6. I don’t know what you call a group of zombies, but vampires have covens. (Why do I know that? Blame it on the Twilight series!) Anyway, this group is fantastic! You guys have so much fun! πŸ™‚

  7. Oh my gosh these are so fun. I can just imagine all the laughter that went on while these were being created. Great new deco for all the houses this year. Hugs!

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