Posts Tagged ‘Crafts’



Crafty Star Wars Costume Ideas

Bonnie Burton | October 29, 2009

In honor of Halloween this week, our friends over at the awesome scifi pop culture site io9.com asked me to guest blog for them about my favorite crafty Star Wars costume projects made by our talented fans.

If you’re a regular here on the Official Star Wars Blog and at Starwars.com, you might recognize a few of the projects like the adorkable Yoda costume for toddlers and the epic dog costumes of an Ewok, Darth Vader and Princess Leia.

I also posted Amidala makeup tips and pointers on how to give your Boba Fett costume that special weathered look. There’s also links to masks you can print out and wear right now.

Read more:
DIY Star Wars Costumes (via io9)

Darth Vader Paper Lantern Craft

Bonnie Burton | October 29, 2009

Star Wars artist and crafty gal Cynthia Narcisi made this awesome Darth Vader Paper Lantern to help make your Halloween extra-spooky.

IMPORTANT SAFETY PRECAUTION!!! Please ONLY use a candle votive inside a glass jar so that glass prevents the candle from getting too close to the paper! Or better yet, a glow stick instead! Vader would be most displeased if you didn’t!

Full Craft Tutorial Here:
Darth Vader Paper Lantern Craft

Carving Yoda for Halloween

Bonnie Burton | October 29, 2009

Texan artist Scott Cummins celebrates Halloween by creating amazingly intricate 3-D versions of famous faces — including Yoda — on pumpkins.

Using photographs as a reference he then transforms each squash with tools ranging from craft knives to spoons and potato peelers. The finished product is then illuminated with a 30 watt bulb, instead of the traditional candle, to reveal the sculpture in all its glory.

Star Wars‘ Yoda, Tubaka and a stormtrooper are just a few of the film characters in Mr Cummins’ expansive collection.

“As one might expect, there is also a lot of appeal with the Star Wars-inspired carvings. I did Star Wars because it is so popular with so many people like me who had grown up watching the movie.”

Read the full article here:
Artist carves famous faces into pumpkins for Halloween

Yoda Costume for Kids Craft

Bonnie Burton | October 15, 2009

Crafty gal and Star Wars fan Susan Beal made this awesomely adorable Yoda costume for her 18-month-old daughter Pearl, and was sweet enough to post all the instruction on how she did it in case others would like to make one for their younglings.

Susan Beal writes:

I used an Empire Strikes Back Yoda action figure for inspiration, and carried him around the fabric store to loosely match fabric colors to him and his outfit. The central piece, a simple brown robe, is altered from an adult T-shirt, and the other elements (a hat, snake, belt, and walking stick) are all quick sewing projects using basic templates.

Find out how to make this adorable costume here:
Kids Yoda Costume (via Craft)

Star Wars Money Origami

Bonnie Burton | August 21, 2009

If you feel like your money is constantly flying away thanks to buying so many Star Wars collectibles, no you can literally make dollars fly into space as the Millennium Falcon, TIE Interceptor, X-Wing and more.

Check out these fabulous money origami creations by Won Park.

Won Park is the master of Origami. He is also called the “money folder,” a practitioner of origami whose canvas is the United States One Dollar Bill. Bending, twisting, and folding, Won Park creates life-like shapes inspired by objects living and not — both in stunning detail.

Check out the rest of his work here:
Won Park – The Master of Origami Paper Folding

Star Wars Felt Finger Puppets

Bonnie Burton | August 10, 2009

We’re a big fan of Star Wars finger puppet crafts. So when we spotted these adorkable finger puppets made by Heather Mann from Make and Takes blog, we had to blog it!

Heather writes:

Tips: If you have specific characters in mind (like these Star Wars guys), I recommend doing a quick sketch in your sketchbook so you know what pieces to cut out. I glued additional pieces to the backs of the heads to reinforce the puppets, since regular craft felt is not very stiff.

Not confident in your drawing skills? No worries – just use basic shapes like triangles (body), ovals and circles (heads). You can always pre-cut shapes out to trace to make it easier. Don’t get too detailed in extra body parts (see how I simplified the faces and the arms/feet?).

Also, don’t be too critical of your art skills!! This is very important. Your child won’t care if everything looks perfect, and will learn a lot from seeing you create without criticizing yourself! This will not be graded!

Check out the full craft here:
Star Wars Felt Finger Puppets (via Make and Takes)

Felted Jabba the Hutt Craft

Bonnie Burton | July 1, 2009

Jabba wasn’t always a ruthless, intimidating character. Craftster Kit Lane has created this adorable felted Jabba complete with bunny rabbit to show fans the softer side of this Hutt.

Check it out here:
Jabba the Hutt – The Early Years

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SOURCE: BoingBoing.net

DIY Death Star Grill

StarWars.com Team | June 9, 2009

Nothing celebrates summer more than having a BBQ with a few friends and plenty of good food cooked on the grill. Of course, if you were the Dark Lord of the Sith and wanted to grill while keeping your mind on work, you’d use this fan-made custom Death Star grill. Star Wars fan Bryan Tate made this impressive grill worthy of the dark side.

I started with two Weber grills and used the bottom portions because they were fairly spherical. I welded up the stand and fabricated the vent systems (there is a vent on the bottom also). The inside is painted in barbecue paint so it is safe to cook with. The outside is painted in engine enamel so it should be good to 500 degrees. I know it isn’t perfect but it was a fun project. The grill is now up on Ebay.com.

Check out photos of the grill here:
Death Star Grill

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SOURCE: TheForce.net

Star Wars Lovefest Roundup

Bonnie Burton | February 13, 2009

Looking for love in Alderaan places? Will your romance Endor? Would you rather kiss a Wookiee? Us too. Get in the Valentine’s Day spirit with this list of fun Star Wars-related romantic sites.

Star Wars Birthday Party Ideas

Bonnie Burton | January 20, 2009

Thinking about throwing a Star Wars shindig but need a few ideas on decorations, food and games? Check out these fun projects from Marie at Make and Takes who tested out these ideas at her son’s Star Wars birthday party.

Kudos on the Death Star pinata!

Check out all her great ideas here:
Star Wars Birthday Party Ideas

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SOURCE: Craft zine