Are you looking for a fun kids craft for someone that loves Star Wars?
This cute Star Wars R2D2 craft is perfect for celebrating May the 4th Be with You.
It would also make a fun decoration for a Star Wars birthday party.
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As I mentioned in my pool noodle lightsaber craft, my kids have gotten into Star Wars lately. This year we will be celebrating Star Wars Day.
This Star Wars craft is sure to be a huge hit with any fan all year long.
Star Wars R2D2 Craft
- Empty powdered drink mix container (I used a large protein shake container, but an Ovaltine container would also work.)
- Aluminum foil
- Cardboard (An old cereal box would work.)
- Blue duct tape
- Silver/grey duct tape
- Black duct tape
- White duct tape
- Hot glue gun (I love this cordless one.)
- Picture of R2-D2 (optional)
How to Make R2D2
Start by removing the label from your drink container.
I have found that most powdered drink mix containers are white — perfect for making R2D2. If yours is clear you could easily cover it with a few strips of white duct tape.
Next use aluminum foil to create a dome shape on top of the container’s lid. (See photo below.)
With the dull-side out, cover the dome and the lid with foil, tucking the edges around the lid’s edge. Trim off excess foil as needed.
Even though most drink containers have a screw-on lid, we were able to snap our back on to the drink container when we finished. You have just made R2D2’s head.
Using cardboard, cut out the droid’s two side legs.
You could leave R2 standing straight with just those 2 legs at his sides, or you can tilt him backwards a bit like he’s moving, which is what we did.
To accomplish this, cut a short strip of cardboard. Score it a bit and fold it into thirds. Tape the two ends together and push down on it a bit. (See photo below.)
Now it’s time for the duct tape.
Cover R2’s legs with white duct tape. Using blue duct tape add a blue stripe to the center of his side legs.
Cut a small grey duct tape circle and stick this to the top of the blue stripe.
Using your blue, black, and grey duct tape, continue decorating your R2D2. We used a few photos of R2 in this Star Wars droid book to make ours as accurate as possible.
Once you are finished decorating your droid, use the hot glue gun to attach his legs.
You now have an adorable R2D2 that is perfect for any Star Wars celebration.
Grab your lightsaber and duct tape and start making this R2D2 craft to celebrate Star Wars Day on May 4.
We used ours as a DIY Star Wars birthday party decoration. It looked cute sitting on the table by our DIY Darth Vader cake.
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Originally published May 1, 2016.