I created this man eater out of a balloon and paper mache (see my recipe for paper mache paste here) http://tampster1.blogspot.ca/2015/10/haunted-paper-mache-pumpkins.html#.VhKOI_lViko.
So to start this project, I first covered the base in a few layers of stripping and then took fuller sheets that have been soaked in the paste and folded and manipulated it to form the ridge.
I cut some thin corrugated cardboard in the shape of the leaf and paper mached it into place. Then I added some veins using pasted paper towels that i laid down to add dimension. Wait for everything to dry and paint in whatever colors you wish, For this plant i used greens and burnt siennas for the body of the plant and some burgandy and black for the mouth region. To finish this man eater I added in a small skull, some some glue gun teeth and drool. Seal with an outdoor sealer and your ready to add it to your Halloween display. I kept his mouth open so that if i wanted to add lighting I could, or if I find I need to weigh it down i'll just add some sand.