Inside: Learn how to create these fun droid Star Wars paper crafts so you have one more activity to share with the kids this summer. They’re the newest addition to the Star Wars printables collection.
Today my son asked me exactly how old he needs to be before he can watch a Star Wars movie.
It made me laugh because even though he’s never seen Star Wars, he still loves all things Star Wars.
They’ve all been a huge hit, so I’m always on the lookout for new Star Wars craft ideas.
Over the last few months, I’ve seen a new trend in kids crafts that I just had to try:
Black glue art.
It’s an art style that combines black glue and watercolors to create a bright and colorful finished project.
Most of what I’ve seen was a little girly, so I created this Star Wars version to give my boys a try at this new trend.
Read on below to learn how to create this art project at your home.
Fun Star Wars Craft Idea
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To make this Star Wars paper craft you’ll need a few supplies.
- Black acrylic paint
- Elmer’s glue
- Star Wars droid template (download at the bottom of the post)
- Stir stick
- Watercolor paper
- Watercolors (we used these liquid watercolors)
- If you’re using a new bottle of glue, pour out approximately a 1/2″ worth of glue from the bottle.
- Use the black acrylic paint to pour about a 1/2″ worth into the glue bottle. Do this a little at a time to be sure you don’t thin out the glue too much (especially if your acrylic paint is thin and runny).
- Secure the lid back on and shake vigorously.
- Once you have it somewhat mixed, remove the lid and use the stir stick to mix the rest of the black acrylic paint into the glue. Continue until the entire bottle is black.
- Print out the droid templates on watercolor or mixed media paper. (I didn’t have 8.5″x11″ watercolor paper so I cut mine down to size).
- Trace each of the droids with the black glue and let dry overnight.
- After the glue is dry, use the liquid watercolors to create your own colorful droids.
A Few Tips:
If your children are young and not proficient at using glue, trace the droid templates yourself the day before. My older son can use glue bottles, but I still traced the template for him the day before so he wouldn’t have to wait to paint them.
Mix the acrylic paint in a little at a time to avoid making the glue too runny. I did ours all at once and it thinned out the glue too much for my preference.
One problem we ran into was using paper that wasn’t thick enough to hold the glue and watercolors without warping. To avoid this, I would suggest using watercolor paper instead of whatever else you might have on hand.
All in all, my boys thought this was an awesome Star Wars craft idea and I’ll bet yours will too!
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