If you have watched even one Star Wars movie, you know that the real hero of the story is R2D2. And this R2D2 craft is simple to make and can lead to hours of creative play as he goes on adventures of his own. The only limit is your imagination. If you love Star Wars, you will also enjoy making our rolling BB8 craft or the Death Star. And let us know what Star Wars craft you want to see next.
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SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG
- Paper lunch bag
- Paint (silver and white)
- Medium pompoms
- Construction paper (white and blue)
- Black Sharpie marker
- Glue stick
- Stapler with staples
- R2D2 craft template
If you’re new around here, there’s something that you should know…it’s our mission to make crafting with your kids actually do-able and fun! We keep things simple by sticking to a master list of craft supplies to make every single creative project on this site, just 27 basic items that fit into one bag. Once your bag is filled, you are ready to craft away! No more running to the store or putting off crafting with your kids because you don’t have what you need for that special project. So, what are you waiting for? Fill your bag today!
R2D2 Craft Instructions
Step 1: Paint the Bag
- Fold the top 2 inches of a paper lunch bag over.
- Lay the bag out on a piece of newspaper and squeeze out a bit of white paint.
- Pinch a pompom with the clothespin to form a “paint brush”.
- Paint the bottom 2/3 of the lunch bag white.
- Then squeeze out a bit of silver paint and paint the top third of the bag silver.
- Set it aside and give it some time to dry.
Step 2: Use the R2D2 Craft Template
- Print the R2D2 craft template
- Use the template to cut the droid’s legs out of white construction paper.
Step 3: Put It Together
- Once the paint has dried, round off corners of the top of your R2D2. *Be careful not to cut the fold but just the corners.
- Use your glue stick to attach the droid’s legs.
Step 4: Add Some Details
- Now it’s time to add some details.
- Start with adding some lines and boxes using your black marker.
- Then cut small squares and rectangles from blue construction paper and place them on R2D2.
- Finish it off with using your gray marker to add more details.
*There is no exact way to do this. Just create your droid however you like.
Step 5: Stuff It
- Open the lunch bag so that it can stand up.
- Tear wide strips of newspaper and crumple them up.
- Fill the cavity of the lunch bag. *Be careful not to over-fill.
Step 6: Close It Up
- Once the bag is stuffed, fold the flap back over.
- Use your stapler to secure the flap in place with a couple of staples on each side.
I know that you will have a blast making this Star Wars craft. Take the fun a step farther and play with your newly made R2D2. Who knew that so much fun could come from one little paper lunch bag? Tell stories or put your droid in pictures or videos using just your phone. Create your own mini movie. What other Star Wars crafts should we make next?
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