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Do your kids love Star Wars? We have been watching some of the movies with our 4.5 year old and although he finds some parts scary – he is fascinated by the droids! He is constantly pretending to be R2-D2 and C-3PO and asking everyone else to pretend, too! So here we go – our first Craftulate Star Wars craft!
- Cardboard tube
- The lower half of a plastic egg
- 5 craft sticks
- White and silver paint
- Hot glue gun and glue gun pad
- Black, silver and blue paper or card
- Glue stick
To prepare the craft for painting, break one of the craft sticks in half. Then form two triangles, each with two long sticks and one short stick. Use a hot glue gun or white craft glue to glue them together.
Paint the plastic egg silver (we used a base of white acrylic then some silver watercolour paint). Then leave everything to dry.
Assembly is best done with a hot glue gun, and as we only have a high temp one this was a job for me! Note to self: it is probably time to see if F can handle a low temp glue gun! Attach the two triangles on either side of the body so that the droid stands flat and doesn’t wobble. Then attach the “head”.Make this #r2d2 #craft with the #kids ! #starwars Click To Tweet
Now I really should mention that moments after completion, my son raided the recyclables box, found a gold metallic marker pen and instructed me on how to make C-3PO! How cute is this?!?