Friday, March 5, 2010

Star Wars Craft: Walnut Shell Pit Droids

For those of you with Star Wars fans in your home, Pit Droids may be a favorite character. We used these as table decorations for our Star Wars party. The Jedi-kids had fun getting them to stand, bend over juice boxes, or hide in their shells in their collapsed form.  (However, the  pieces are hot glued together, so can't take a lot of in/out movement.)

The bodies are made from two black chenielle stems twisted together. Two pistachio shells are the feet.  The heads are walnut shells with a hot glued pony bead for the eye.  Golden 3D fabric paint fills the bead.  The heads are painted brown with a little silver splotched on to give it the "working droid" look....


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