Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’



Darth Vader Conducts Christmas Choir Flash Mob

StarWars.com Team | December 16, 2011

College students can feel extra stressful during final exams week, and sometimes it takes a Sith Lord to put it all in perspective. This week at Algonquin College in Ontario, the Ottawa Regional Youth Choir performed a “Carol of the Bells” flash mob conducted none other than by Darth Vader himself to put students in the festive spirit.

WATCH VIDEO: Darth Vader Conducts Christmas Choir Flash Mob

Inspired by the Christmas Food Court Flash Mob Hallelujah Chorus, the Television Broadcasting students at Algonquin College wanted to showcase the new Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence by lightening the mood with the help of the Ottawa Regional Youth Choir and Darth Vader. Please note: Lord Vader is not enrolled or on faculty at Algonquin.

Well played Darth Vader, well played.

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)

New Star Wars Snowflakes Craft!

Bonnie Burton | December 11, 2011

Remember that awesome dad who Photoshopped Ewoks into his family vacation photos so his kids could believe Ewoks were real? And then gave his daughter an adorkable Star Wars Disney Princesses birthday cake?

Well, now awesome dad, Anthony Herrera is back and he’s crafted some rather cool Star Wars Paper Snowflakes of Admiral Ackbar, Yoda, Ahsoka Tano and more!


Anthony writes:

When someone shared with me the Stars Wars snowflakes featured on Matters of Grey we were excited to make them. They turned out great, but we wanted to create more. The design seemed easy enough, so I got to work. There are so many rich characters in the Star Wars universe, the possibilities seem endless. I created a few designs based off of characters that I liked or thought would have a cool look as a snowflake. I recommend getting a very sharp X-acto knife for the inner details.

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


Make Yoda Cookie Ornaments!

Bonnie Burton | December 2, 2011

It’s that time of year again to decorate your Christmas tree with plenty of Star Wars ornaments! Be sure to check out this easy Star Wars craft by justJENN Designs using Williams-Sonoma cookie cutters!

Yoda Cookie Ornaments Craft Tutorial (via justJENN.com)

Star Wars Holiday Gift Ideas from ThinkGeek

StarWars.com Team | December 1, 2011

ThinkGeek recently revealed several new additions to its Star Wars product line, just in time for the holidays! While some of these items are not yet available at ThinkGeek’s site, we wanted to send a heads-up in case you’re putting together your gift list!

Star Wars Breakfast Beverages — The perfect gift for every man, woman or Wookiee. Each beverage comes in a collectible metal lithographed tin featuring unique illustrations. The set of three includes Vader Dark Roast Coffee for a taste of the dark side, Hoth Cocoa for those cold nights, and Yoda Dagobah Green Tea to help find your true self. The set is available now for $29.99.

Han Solo in Carbonite Chocolate Bar — A tasty confection sure to satisfy the bounty hunter in your life, this delicious homage to The Empire Strikes Back is 4.5 ounces of premium Belgian dark chocolate. Available soon for $11.99.

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Star Wars Advent Calendar Craft

Bonnie Burton | November 28, 2011

Counting down to the holidays can be fun, especially when you make this Star Wars Advent Calendar. You never know who will be peaking behind the door each day! Will it be a C-3PO reindeer? Or maybe Yoda baking cookies? Create this one-of-a-kind funny calendar for December using old Christmas cards and Star Wars Insider magazine cut-outs!

What You Need:

  • Star Wars Insider magazine
  • White cardboard
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Old holiday cards and gift wrap scraps
  • Printout of numbers 1-31
  • Clear tape

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Star Wars Cookies From Holiday Cutters

Bonnie Burton | November 14, 2011

While fans are having a blast turning their favorite Star Wars characters into delicious desserts using Williams-Sonoma cookie cutters, you can make even more tasty tributes using basic Christmas cookie cutters!

Turn a bell shape into Darth Vader; skull shape into an Ewok; Chewbacca from Santa Claus; and more!

Read more here:
Star Wars Cookies Using Holiday Cutters
(via Sweetsugarbelle.com)

How to Make a Snow AT-AT!

Bonnie Burton | February 28, 2011


Photo by Miguel Valenzuela

So you have a lot of snow and you’d like to recreate one of the coolest battles in the Star Wars films? Get your mittens on and start packing snow into an AT-AT worthy of Hoth!

Miguel Valenzuela writes:

My daughter sitting on top of an AT-AT Snow Sculpture. It’s about 4 feet tall (1.2 meters). I know the main canons are a bit big but anything smaller just wasn’t holding or showing up. I built it over a period of two days. About 3 hours the first day then one hour the second day. By leaving it overnight it helped freeze the top layer making it stronger.

Learn how to make an AT-AT Imperial Walker Snow Sculpture here.

More photos here: Snow Sculptures

Yoda Christmas Cake

Bonnie Burton | December 20, 2010

Check out this awesome Force-tastic Star Wars Christmas cake made by Tara from Cloud Nine Confections in North Vancouver, BC.

My favorite thing about this cake is Yoda. In Star Wars, Yoda is always shown as being very old. I love the image of Yoda as a kid, standing by his Christmas Tree, waiting impatiently for Santa Claus. I almost feel sorry for Santa! He better give Yoda everything he asked for or Yoda has a present (aka his lightsaber) ready for Santa.

Read more about this awesome cake here:
Between the Edges

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SOURCE: TheForce.Net