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BB-8 droid Star Wars decoration

Have you seen the new Star Wars film yet? My husband has seen it twice and my 5 year old has seen it once so far. I’m really hoping I’ll find a cinema ticket under the tree for me to go and see it! My 5 year old has fallen in love with BB-8 the cute little droid in Star Wars so I thought I would make him a special BB-8 droid Star Wars decoration.

BB8 decoration for kids

BB-8 droid Star Wars decoration

If you’re not a fan of Star Wars then BB-8 is a spherical robot with a free-moving domed head. He is white, with orange and silver accents and a black optical lens on his domed head piece.

To re-create BB-8 I used a polystyrene ball, and used a left over polystyrene shape from a Baker Ross snowman craft kit.

BB-8 droid Star Wars decoration

I painted both with two coats of white acrylic paint. When they were dry I drew on the circles and painted them with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Barcelona Orange.

BB-8 Star Wars kids craft

I added his optical lens with a black Sharpie, then used a tooth pick to hold the domed head on the ball.

BB-8 Star Wars kids craft

We made BB-8 a little box using some Duck Glitter Crafting Tape in gold.

What do you think? My 5 year old loves it and has been playing with it and his new Star Wars toys! I can’t wait to make some more Star Wars crafts next year.

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    Monday Happy Things - Week 66 - the-gingerbread-house.co.uk
    December 28, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    […] I finally got to see the new Star Wars film and it was definitely worth the wait. My husband has seen it 3 times and my 5 year old has seen it too. He’s become a little obsessed with Star Wars and I’m looking forward to trying some more Star Wars crafts with him as he really enjoyed making our own BB-8 droid decoration. […]

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    Let kids be kids
    December 28, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    He looks fab. I’ve not seen the film, but my husband has and loved it.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

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    10 Star Wars Christmas decorations to make - the-gingerbread-house.co.uk
    December 14, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    […] Easy BB-8 droid decoration from the gingerbread house […]

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