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Star Wars On The Brain

Star Wars On The Brain

We admit to being Star Wars fans. Big, big Star Wars fans. We've seen the films many times and have even participated in Star Wars craft and animation classes in the past. So it should come as no surprise that when the recent announcement of the new Star Wars films being in the works was brought to our attention, we got excited. We know that we have some time to wait before we get to live through another wondrous Star Wars cinematic adventure, so we need something to occupy us in the meantime, and we know just the thing.

If you have never seen the Star Wars Craft Book by Bonnie Burton, it is one that you must get your hands on immediately. Filled with amazing craft ideas, this book will have you and your Star Wars crazy friends busy for hours on end. 

We think that we did the book proud with our attempts at making the little replicas of our favorite characters. We had a go at making Yoda, Darth Vader, Jabba the Hutt, Wampa and Mace Windu. They now sit proudly on our shelves. Then we saw these adorable notebook cases and pencil cases and decided to test our sewing skills. 


The Star Wars Craft Book is filled with so many other great crafts and ideas, including an adorable sock puppet Chewbacca that may just be next on our list of projects to complete.


In sticking with the idea of keeping ourselves busy before the movie, we thought we would have Danielle Ash teach us a Star Wars project that she came up with on her own. She designed this amazing R2D2 project, using a small matchbox car to make it move! You know how we like our recycling, so this project was right up our alley.

Make your own R2D2

• Recycled Cardboard Pieces
Rollback Toy Matchbox Car (preferably rounded shape)
2" Styrofoam Ball
Tacky Glue (or a hot glue gun if you have)
Paint - Blue, White and Red
Sequins and Glitter





1. CUT your cardboard into the pieces needed for R2D2:
•  A large rectangle for the body
•  Two arched window shapes for the legs
• Two small trapeziums for the feet

2. GLUE the large cardboard rectangle to form a cylinder for the body, leaving room for the 2" styrofoam ball at one end.

3. GLUE the styrofoam ball so that it sits tight, with only the top half showing

4. GLUE the matchbox car at the bottom end, making sure the wheels stick out far enough to roll.

5. GLUE the cardboard legs and feet onto each side of the cylinder body.

6. PAINT the body, legs and arms in white paint.

7. PAINT the top of the styrofoam ball blue.

8. USE the blue paint to paint decorations on the legs, feet and body of R2D2.

9. ACCENTUATE R2D2 by adding glitter and sequins on both the styrofoam ball and body as buttons.

10. LET DRY and then roll R2D2 around!

More Star Wars!

Just in case that hasn't kept you entertained for long enough... here are some other fun must-haves for any Star Wars fan:

Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Episodes I - VI)
LEGO Star Wars Millenium Falcon 7569
Star Wars Character Encyclopedia 
Guess Who Star Wars Version
Kinect: Star Wars for Xbox 360
Star Wars Origami: 36 Amazing Paper Folding Projects From A Galaxy Far, Far Away

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