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.
- Bleached Flour
- Warm Water
- An item for your mold shape (ie: bowl, balloon etc.)
- Newspaper cut or torn into strips
- wire whisk
- cooking oil spray
- 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
- old cell phone antenna
- acrylic paints
- black sharpie to outline or use paints
Make Paper Mache:
- 1 Cup bleached Flour
- 1 1/2 Cups warm water
- 2 tsps. of salt to help prevent mold and bacteria
- Cover your molds with aluminum foil.
- Dip paper strips into paste mixture and use your fingers to wipe excess off the strip.
- Place strip on the mold that has been covered in foil and sprayed with cooking oil so it won’t stick.
- After applying approximately three layers or more let it dry for 24 hours.
- Use sharpie or paint to make outlines from templates.
- Paint your project. Use an image online of BB-8 to base your painting off of.
- Add eyes and old cell phone antenna with glue.
- Cut a slot in the back to insert Valentines.
- 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).