Posts Tagged ‘Crafts’



Milk Jug Stormtrooper Helmet Craft!

Bonnie Burton | October 4, 2010

Want a stormtrooper helmet but can’t afford it? Drink some milk and make your own! Here’s a super-easy & fun craft for fans of all ages. I’m filing it under the “Wish I Had Thought Of That” craft.

Milk Jug Stormtrooper Helmet Craft
(via Filthwizardry.com)

Fan Throws the Ultimate Star Wars Party!

StarWars.com Team | October 4, 2010

Yoda Oreos and Blue Milk! Princess Leia cupcakes! Han Solo in Carbonite Jell-O! Double-sided lightsaber hot dogs and bacon-wrapped pretzel lightsabers! This may be the coolest (and tastiest) kids’ Star Wars party we’ve seen yet!

StarWars.com chats with Jenn from JustJennRecipes.com about her awesome Star Wars party and how you can throw one of your own!

Why did you decide to throw such an awesome Star Wars party?

Right now is a funny point in my kids lives, they are really into The Clone Wars and just starting to put two and two together about who Anakin really is in the older movies — “Numbers 4, 5, and 6″ as my youngest son calls them. I’ve been a fan for a long time, so now I feel like we are all on the same page, liking the same things — it’s great!

What part of the party got the biggest reaction?

People loved the Princess Leia cupcakes. I blog different cupcake recipes every week on my recipe site JustJennRecipes.com so I’m always trying to think up something new.

What was your favorite part of the party?

My favorite part of the party was drawing up all the new recipes. I know the movies pretty well and it was hard to stop myself from going overboard (believe it or not). The Han Solo in Jell-O was the most fun to make, just because I thought it was going to be hilarious and it turned out even better than I had hoped.

Why do you think fans of all ages need to throw their own Star Wars parties?

The movies provide so many references, the theming is endless! I don’t think it matters how old you are, Star Wars is fun for everyone. While this was a kids party, it was the adults who got the biggest kick out of all the recipes I came up with.


Read more about it here (Plus RECIPES!):
Foodbuzz 24×24: The Ultimate Star Wars party!

Fan-Made Grievous Costume Creeps Us Out!

Bonnie Burton | June 23, 2010

This may be the coolest and creepiest fan-made costume of General Grievous yet. I’m not sure if it’s the impressive costume or the fact that it’s filmed in someone’s living room, but I can’t help but wonder how many people this would freak out if they crossed paths with him in a dark alley.

Eindrucksvoll, Rick!

WATCH VIDEO: Rick’s General Grievous… German…

WATCH VIDEO: Rick’s General Grievous Kostüm-Suit

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SOURCE: Great White Snark

Star Wars Bag Puppets Craft at Maker Faire

Bonnie Burton | May 27, 2010

Every year we do a Star Wars craft demo at Bay Area Maker Faire to show fans of all ages how to make something fun and show off their love for Star Wars at the same time.

In the past, we’ve shown kids how to make Yoda dolls, Star Wars marble magnets, Ewok sock puppets and Yoda stick puppets.

This year since puppets were such a hit, we showed fans how to make Star Wars bag puppets of Admiral Ackbar, Yoda, Princess Leia and an Ewok.

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Inside the Millennium Falcon Bed

StarWars.com Team | December 18, 2009


Photos by Heather Leah Kennedy
Bed by Kayla Kromer

When we first found out about the Force-tastic Millennium Falcon bed made by fan and artist Kayla Kromer, we had to know more.

We asked Kayla — who happens to be a 1st grade teacher hailing from Austin, Texas — why she made a bed fit for every Star Wars who has ever dreamt over co-piloting the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy.

Why did you decide to make that awesome Millennium Falcon bed?

I mostly like to have fun, and I like making things. The original idea was to make a Death Star bed, but my idea was too big to execute in my room. But the idea of doing something spacey stuck.

What materials did you use?

The bed is a ’70s round mattress. The sides, cockpit and triangular pieces are foam. The comforter is a down comforter my mom donated. The duvet and everything is covered in gray flannel. The sheets are just white sheets modded for a circular mattress. I used a variety of fabric paints for the detail work.

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Kid Test Labs Reviews Draw Clone Wars Book

Bonnie Burton | December 9, 2009

The parents and kids at Kid Test Labs shot this awesome video reviewing the new book Draw Star Wars: The Clone Wars (written by Bonnie Burton, illustrated by Grant Gould) published by Klutz Books.

The video shows various kids as they draw everything from General Grievous to battle droids using the tutorials and tracing pages from the book.

Bonus points to the young artist who took up the “double dog dare” challenge to draw a “a fairy princess General Grievous” complete with gnomes!

WATCH VIDEO: Get Klutz Wit It

PVC Lightsaber Craft

Bonnie Burton | November 12, 2009

Using a swimming pool foam noodle, PVC pipe and an end cap and an electrical tape, you too can make this crafty lightsaber for younglings to act out their favorite Jedi battles.

Do your kids (boys in particular) love swords and/or lightsabers? Mine do. In fact everything at our house can be turned into a sword with a little imagination. We saw some of these swords at a craft fair a few years ago and decided to make some on our own. They are super easy.

We have a outdoor use only policy and strict rules about not hitting one another with them. The swords can only touch swords. They are only to be used in pretend combat as they could do some serious damage. My boys have also used them as baseball bats to hit tennis balls around our backyard.

Read the full craft tutorial at The Idea Room:
PVC Swords/Lightsabers

Tim Biskup’s Darth Vader

Bonnie Burton | November 7, 2009

Artist Tim Biskup created this rather unique portrait of Darth Vader for his show titled “I Hate Everyone But You.”

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SOURCE: BoingBoing

Kid’s Stormtrooper Costume Craft

Bonnie Burton | November 5, 2009

Using foam sheets, glue, Velcro strips, spray paint and a few other inexpensive items you can make these impressive stormtrooper costumes for your little ones, just like this crafty fan did.

This is my cheap attempt at stormtrooper costumes for my 4 and 6 year -olds. It’s made to be lightweight and flexible for comfort but still hold true to the movie armor and look cooler than the store-bought stuff out there. Because of the materials used, these costumes won’t hold up to rough play or prolonged wear. Actually, they got pretty beat up after simply trick or treating.

Within the steps I’ll tell you how I did certain things and what I would do differently. My son’s costume was my first attempt and spent about 18 hours on it, not including drying time for paint and glue.

My daughter’s costume took less time because I based it on my son’s templates just smaller and I gave it a little less detail (and I was less careful with cutting and gluing). Anyway, hope you find the instructions helpful. The result was a ton of fun and the kids got a lot of attention. Cheers!

Read the full instructions here:
Kid’s Stormtrooper Costume
(via Instructables.com)

Star Wars Halloween Round-Up

Bonnie Burton | October 31, 2009

In honor of Halloween, here’s a round up of spooky, scary Star Wars crafts, costumes, drawing tutorials, stories, blog entries and even a ghoulishly-frightening creature MP3 for your haunted house!

CREEPY CRAFTS/ACTIVITIES:

FRIGHTENING AUDIO:

HALLOWEEN COSTUMES:

SPOOKY NEWS:

DOWNLOADS: