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Jaxxon Easter Egg Diorama Craft

Bonnie Burton | March 29, 2013

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While a galaxy far, far away might not be home to the Easter Bunny, it is home for the Star Wars smuggler Jaxxon, who just so happens to be a Lepi — a green rabbit species hailing from Coachelle Prime. Pay tribute to this beloved Expanded Universe character with this easy-to-make Easter craft.

What You Need:

  • green, red and small brown pom-poms
  • Colored pipe cleaners
  • Colored ribbon
  • Glue
  • Glitter
  • Green, pink, red, white and yellow felt
  • Small googly eyes
  • Thin cardboard
  • Large plastic Easter egg
  • Feather gift wrap decoration (optional)

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Director J.J. Abrams and His Lifelong Appreciation of Star Wars

Bonnie Burton | January 29, 2013

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Photo by Joichi Ito (Creative Commons Attribution Licensed)
Photo published with photographer’s permission.

Director J.J. Abrams will be directing Star Wars: Episode VII, but he’s been a lifelong fan of the saga. In fact, his common appreciation for Star Wars led him to working with his regular collaborator Damon Lindelof, not to mention the endless homages to the films in his various projects such as Lost and Fringe.

Here’s a selection of quotes from Abrams from previous StarWars.com interviews about the impact Star Wars has had on his life and career.
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Jabba the Cake!

Bonnie Burton | February 15, 2012

This Jabba the Hutt cake looks like one tasty Lickmoomoo — that’s Huttese for dessert! Henry is one lucky kid to get this amazing edible creation from Kates Kakes!

Lifesize Stormtrooper Cake!

Bonnie Burton | January 23, 2012

This 6’4″ tall edible Stormtrooper was made by Oak Leaf Cakes for the Arisia Science Fiction Convention in Boston.

Check out more cakes in our Flickr set here:
Star Wars Edibles

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Source: BoingBoing.net

George Lucas Appears on The Daily Show

Bonnie Burton | January 10, 2012

George Lucas appeared on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart last night to talk up Red Tails, the new action-adventure movie about the heroic Tuskegee Airmen of World War II. Lucas shared the process of making the film, why he felt compelled to bring the Tuskegee Airmen’s story to the screen, and his hopes for a Red Tails sequel (and prequel!). Stewart, a self-confessed Star Wars fan, couldn’t help making comparisons to his favorite film saga – an idea Lucas seemed receptive to:

“I’m just talking about a bunch of guys, kids, who are 19-20 years old, flying the fastest prop-plane ever built, and going up against the new-fangled jets,” explained Lucas. “It’s a combat movie. Honestly…this is as close as you’ll ever get to Episode VII.”

View the George Lucas interview segment here. Red Tails will be released in US theaters on January 20, 2012. Check out the official Red Tails site here and follow on Facebook and Twitter.

R2-D2 & Leia Paper Snowflake Craft!

Bonnie Burton | December 20, 2011

Thanks to Jedi Master of Paper Crafts dad Anthony Herrera has us all frantically making geektastic Star Wars Paper Snowflakes of Yoda, Admiral Ackbar, Ahsoka Tano, C-3PO, and more!

Now he’s inspiring other crafty fans to come up with even more Star Wars Paper Snowflakes! Check out these R2-D2 from Randy Slavey and Princess Leia by James Rooney.

Learn how to make these cool snowflakes and more here:
Star Wars Snowflakes


Star Wars Holiday Cards Craft

Bonnie Burton | December 19, 2011

Want to send this year’s seasons greetings from Darth Vader, R2-D2 and Yoda? Making your own holiday collage cards is fun and easy.

To make a collage card all you need is a collection of images from your favorite magazines and comics, glitter glue and construction paper!

Famous surrealist artists used the collage technique to make interesting art from photos, newspaper clippings, ribbons, magazine images and fabric scraps.

Just follow the simple instructions provided below. And soon you’ll be giving friends and family members one-of-a-kind holiday collage card creations for the season!

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Deck Your Toys With Holiday Headwear

Bonnie Burton | December 15, 2011

While everyone knows Darth Vader for his intimidating black helmet, another famous fella can be spotted a mile away — even way up in the sky — from his signature headwear as well.

To celebrate the holiday season, here’s a handy guide on how to make festive Santa (and elf) hats for your Star Wars action figures, statues and toys!

What You Need:

1. Red and Green felt
2. Red and Green construction paper
3. Red and Green ribbon
4. Cotton
5. Craft glue
6. Needle and thread
7. Paperclips
8. Stapler
9. Scissors
10. Tape
11. Adult-sized Santa hat

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Gingerbread AT-AT!

Bonnie Burton | December 12, 2011

This Imperial AT-AT of gingerbread on display at Orange County’s Discovery Science Museum would impress even the Dark Lord of the Sith! It’s made by the culinary Jedi Masters at Blackmarket Bakery.

Read more about it here:
Gingerbread AT-AT Overruns Discovery Science Center
(via the OC Weekly)

Utinni! Jawa Vegan Cookie Cupcakes!

Bonnie Burton | December 12, 2011

I love crafty fan JustJenn Designs and her tasty tributes to Star Wars! Using the new Williams-Sonoma Droids and Aliens Cookie Cutters, JustJenn Designs made these adorkable and delicious Jawa Vegan Cookie Cupcakes!

JustJenn writes:

The new Droids and Aliens cutters came out and I was drawn to the Jawas. I was always fascinated with how the hoods covered them entirely and how deeply inset their faces seemed to be – what exactly was behind those beady yellow eyes? I knew I wanted to capture that same idea when using the cookie cutters.

I was going to a Merry Sithmas party believe it or not, and one of the guests had a lot of food allergies. She is always left out when it came to desserts and seeing as how she LOVES Star Wars as much as I do, I decided to come up with a totally Vegan cookie and cupcake combo.

Find out how she made these delicious desserts here:
Jawa Vegan Cookie Cupcakes (via JustJenn Designs)

Be sure to check out her other Star Wars crafts & recipes: