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R2D2 Craft For Kids

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This simple R2D2 craft for kids is a fun activity for little Star Wars fans!

Whether you’re making them for May the 4th or any other time of the year, this craft is engaging and allows kids to create their own custom-colored droid.

We’ve included a free printable template to make is easy to have all the right shapes on hand!

We suggest watching the video first to see exactly how we put this guy together, then read the step by step directions if you need more help.

Related: National Star Wars Day Ideas For Kids

Build A Droid Craft

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collage of R2D2 paper craft images with the words, "easy droid star wars craft" in middle

Supplies

Related: Star Wars Droid Watercolor Project

two paper R2D2 crafts in dark blue and light blue

Directions

Download the free printable R2D2 template, print out the pieces and cut them out.

hands holding R2D2 template

We’re going to begin building R2D2 by starting with his head. Glue the top blue part to the edge of his head. Next, place the rounded rectangle piece just below the first piece you glued on. Place the black circle in the middle of this piece and glue in place.

hands gluing on blue paper to R2D2 craft

Use scissors and a standard hole punch to cut out two small white circles and glue these to the black circle for his “eye”. Glue the small, blue rectangle and red circle just below this section. Glue the two other blue pieces halfway off the main gray piece and use scissors to trim off the excess.

hands gluing on red circle on R2D2 craft

Take the completed top piece and glue it to the top part of the white droid base. Take the two blue, long rectangles and glue them just below the gray head. Next, take the large, blue rectangle and glue below the previous pieces.

hands gluing on white body for R2D2
hands gluing on blue rectangles onto R2D2

Use scissors or a circle punch to cut out two medium-sized circles from the light blue paper and glue them in the middle of the large blue rectangle. Take the gray-outlined, white rectangle and glue them on either side of the droid base.

hands gluing on light blue circles on R2D2 craft
hands placing decorations on paper r2d2 craft

Begin to assemble R2D2’s legs by gluing the blue, round piece to the top, outside of the droid leg. Take the blue trapezoid and glue it on the leg where it begins to flare out. Repeat on the other leg.

hands gluing top of R2D2 leg
hands gluing base of leg to R2D2 craft

Glue the completed legs to the back of the droid base, as in the pictures.

light blue r2d2 craft

Now you’ve got yourself a fun and custom R2D2! We chose two different shades of blue to give this craft a true R2D2 look, but feel free to choose any colors you’d like.

We think it’d look really fun in a variety of rainbow colors.

If the written directions are a little unclear to you, be sure to watch the video. It’s super easy to understand the directions if you watch it.

light blue and dark blue r2d2 paper craft

This craft is great for doing when the kids are home, whether that’s on school break or just the weekends! It would also work great for a Star Wars themed birthday party!

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dark blue r2d2 paper craft on marble background

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R2D2 Craft For Kids

R2D2 Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: Medium

Make your own custom R2D2 craft with the kids! It's a simple paper craft with a free template!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • White card stock or plain paper
  • Glue stick
  • R2D2 craft template (download form located at the end of this post)

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Hole punch (optional)

Instructions

  1. Download the free printable R2D2 template, print out the pieces and cut them out.
  2. Begin building R2D2 by starting with his head. Glue the top blue part to the edge of his head. Next, place the rounded rectangle piece just below the first piece you glued on. Place the black circle in the middle of this piece and glue in place.
  3. Use scissors and a standard hole punch to cut out two small white circles and glue these to the black circle for his "eye". Glue the small, blue rectangle and red circle just below this section. Glue the two other blue pieces halfway off the main gray piece and use scissors to trim off the excess.
  4. Take the completed top piece and glue it to the top part of the white droid base. Take the two blue, long rectangles and glue them just below the gray head. Next, take the large, blue rectangle and glue below the previous pieces.
  5. Use scissors or a circle punch to cut out two medium-sized circles from the light blue paper and glue them in the middle of the large blue rectangle. Take the gray-outlined, white rectangle and glue them on either side of the droid base.
  6. Begin to assemble R2D2's legs by gluing the blue, round piece to the top, outside of the droid leg. Glue the blue trapezoid and glue it on the leg where the begins to flare out. Repeat on the other leg.
  7. Glue the completed legs to the back of the droid base, as in the pictures.

Free R2D2 Template

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