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This Colorful Star Wars Paper Craft Will Banish Boredom

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.

We’ve done several Star Wars activities in our house over the last few years including his Star Wars party, Star Wars I Spy, Star Wars coloring pages and Star Wars Lego mosaics.

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.

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Fun Star Wars Craft Idea

Watercolor and black glue Star Wars paper craft

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To make this Star Wars paper craft you’ll need a few supplies.

watercolor R2-D2 and BB-9E from Star Wars


black glue and watercolor R2-D2, BB-8 and BB-9E


  1. If you’re using a new bottle of glue, pour out approximately a 1/2″ worth of glue from the bottle.
  2. 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).
  3. Secure the lid back on and shake vigorously.
  4. 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.
  5. 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).
  6. Trace each of the droids with the black glue and let dry overnight.
  7. After the glue is dry, use the liquid watercolors to create your own colorful droids.

BB-9E Star Wars droid craft


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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Monday 29th of April 2024

Tried to get the template and it isn't sending it to me :(


Tuesday 30th of April 2024

Hi! I just checked your email and it’s listed as “unconfirmed” which means you didn’t click the link in the first email. If you didn’t see it, my best guess is it landed in your junk folder. If you can check that folder for my email ( and click the link, you’ll be set ◡̈


Saturday 7th of March 2020

Hosting a Star Wars LEGO party! Kids will LOVE this!

Sam T

Saturday 7th of March 2020

Yeah, I'm so happy to hear that!


Tuesday 26th of June 2018

Thank you! I can't wait to try this with my boys in the school holidays!! They look great!!

Sam T

Wednesday 27th of June 2018

You're welcome Amy!! I hope they have lots of fun with it :)


Thursday 3rd of May 2018

Oh my goodness! I'm TOTALLY doing this tomorrow with my kids for STAR WARS day! You're super awesome! THANK YOU!!!

Sam T

Thursday 3rd of May 2018

Oohhhh, yay! Another idea for Star Wars Day. Which reminds me, I need to get all my stuff together for tomorrow too!

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