May the 4th Be With You.
I’m discipling my kids to be Star Wars fans. It’s only right to raise geeky children who appreciate the finer things in geekdom.
Since we’re in limbo this month, all our possessions packed for a cruise across the galaxy ocean, I had to go kinda lame with my Star Wars craft.
We’re living in temporary base housing (TLF) and have very little room or supplies in the way of arts and crafts. My son is obsessed with Angry Birds Star Wars. My husband loves watching Clone Wars on Netflix. The girls have seen all the Star Wars movies.
We don’t really have any Star Wars toys. I had the Ewok village as a kid and lots of the original figures. My husband had some fun stuff too. We have empty egg cartons.
I bought some paint and paintbrushes at the BX (base exchange – like a little department store). I cut up the egg cartons and the kids painted the little bumps to look like the Angry Birds Star Wars characters. I helped with the details.
I cut up the egg cartons and ended up with all sorts of shapes and sizes of roundish and squarish cardboard pieces.
We viewed the game and characters to get familiar and study the details. I had the kids paint base colors on the cardboard.
Dad helped Alex with painting.
Tori concentrated to get hers just right.
The kids had loads of fun adding the details with markers and more paint. We let them choose which characters they wanted.
We ended up with Jaba, Han Solo, a couple Princess Leias, Padme, Count Dooku, Mace Windu, Yoda, a couple Imperial Guards, a tie fighter, Darth Vader, Darth Maul, an ewok, Chewbacca, R2D2, C3PO (in gold and silver), a youngling Jedi, and Obi Wan Kenobi.
Then, of course, we recreated the Angry Birds app games and Star Wars movies and had lots of pretend play time! It was a great way to pass a cold and rainy weekend in TLF.
When the sun shone again, we took them outside to play!
There’s an abandoned skate park next to our building and the kids had fun rolling cars down the ramps and destroying the pyramids of figures.
Then, we had to slide down at the playground like aerial attacks.
It was awesome.
I had fun photographing the figures in appropriate surroundings.
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