DIY Star Wars BB-8 Valentine’s Day Box

BB-8 Valentine's Day Box

DIY Star Wars BB-8 Valentine’s Day Box

My son had never watched Star Wars until my husband took him to the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie. He was instantly hooked! When he requested a Star Wars Valentine’s Day box I wasn’t surprised. At our small rural school kids get to create their own box at home and take for collecting Valentine’s at their class parties.

So, my son and his grandmama (my mom) set out to create their own diy Star Wars BB-8 Valentine’s Day box. It took a lot of trial and error but I think it came out amazing!

Don’t forget your Star Wars Valentine’s to give to friends! Or, if you’re not feeling too crafty you can get a Star Wars The Force Awakens Valentines Exchange Mailbox.

Supplies:

  • Bleached Flour
  • Warm Water
  • Salt
  • An item for your mold shape (ie: bowl, balloon etc.)
  • Newspaper cut or torn into strips
  • wire whisk
  • scissors
  • cooking oil spray
  • foil
  • recyclable thin cardboard for templates
  • ribbon spool or tissue paper spool to attach body and head of BB-8
  • something you have around the house to make 3D looking eyes
  • glue
  • old cell phone antenna
  • acrylic paints
  • black sharpie to outline or use paints

BB-8 Valentine's Day Box

Make Paper Mache:

  • 1 Cup bleached Flour
  • 1 1/2 Cups warm water
  • 2 tsps. of salt to help prevent mold and bacteria

Mix with wire whisk until you get a thick consistency.
Mix well to get rid of all the bumps.BB-8 Valentine's Day Box

Directions:

  1. Cover your molds with aluminum foil.BB-8 Valentine's Day Box
  2. Dip paper strips into paste mixture and use your fingers to wipe excess off the strip.
  3. Place strip on the mold that has been covered in foil and sprayed with cooking oil so it won’t stick.BB-8 Valentine's Day Box
  4. After applying approximately three layers or more let it dry for 24 hours.
  5. Use sharpie or paint to make outlines from templates.BB-8 Valentine's Day Box
  6. Paint your project. Use an image online of BB-8 to base your painting off of.BB-8 Valentine's Day Box
  7. Add eyes and old cell phone antenna with glue.BB-8 Valentine's Day Box
  8. Cut a slot in the back to insert Valentines.bb-8-valentines-box-2
  9. Cut a hole in bottom to retrieve Valentines ( you can also sit the finished project on a cardboard to carry and keep Valentines from falling out).BB-8 Valentine's Day Box

Oh la la have fun!bb-8-valentines-box-1

Does your child make their own Valentine’s Day box for school? Comment below and share what they are making this Valentine’s Day!BB-8 Valentine's Day Box

DIY Star Wars BB-8 Valentine’s Day Box

Melanie Kampman

Melanie Kampman is a web designer, developer and owner of Giveaway Bandit and Farm News for Kids. She lives in Northwest Missouri on a large family farm with her husband and eight year old son, the Giveaway Bandit. They raise cattle with a variety of pets including horses, chickens, ducks, and a slew of cats. By Melanie Kampman If you are interested in writing a sponsored post on Giveaway Bandit please email me at melanie (at) giveawaybandit (dot) com.

4 Comments
  1. Okay, this is so cool! They did an amazing job! Thanks for the tutorial- I’m not sure I would even know where to start making this! I think kids will just go crazy over this!

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