I am so very excited to see the new Star Wars-I am pretty sure the whole planet is talking about it!
I have two main Christmas/Star Wars crafts to share with you today.
First up! Lighted Star Wars emblems.
These are very easy to make. Simply download the template here, print them off (make sure you print the design on the side that will not be facing out) and cut them out. Next, take a needle and poke holes along the edges of the design. Once you are done, glue the two edges together and place your artwork around a candle. This project won't take longer than 5 minutes to make, plus it looks SOO super cool in the dark.
Next up I have created Christmas planet orbs featuring some of the planets from the Star Wars movies.
These would make fantastic gifts for any Star Wars geek-or make a great craft for you to do with your kids. I picked up my ornaments from Canadian Tire (that's the big orbs like hoth) for 6.97 for a 4 pack. The smaller ornaments come from Wal-Mart in a pack of 9 for 6.50. I like the big ones better because they have an iridescent look to them to that adds to the look of the planet.
How to make your own Star Wars Planet Ornament
small piece of wire
Many different colours of paint
Clear ord ornaments
For this example we will be making Coruscant.
Tape your q-tip on to the end of your piece of wire. The qtip will act as your paintbrush. You can bend the wire to reach different spots within the orb.
Add a gob of paint ontop the end of your qtip and place it into the orb, painting circles inside.
Join the circles up the lines of paint.
After your orange paint has dried, add black paint into the orb and a small bit of water. Cover the top with your hand and swirl it around until you cannot see into it anymore.
Using a sharpie, draw your city lines around your orange circles. Be creative!
Using your qtip, add dots of orange paint around your city lines.
Wait for your paint to dry and then add a small dab of white paint to a tissue and lightly dab it onto the outside of the orb to make clouds.
Print off the planet tag template, cut them out and attached to your planet!