Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Color-Your-Own Star Wars Themed Weeble Wobble-type Craft - May the 4th be With You



I pulled up a craft from our past (homemade weeble wobble-type toys) to combine with a Star Wars themed tutorial from Frugal Fun for Boys, as a craft for tomorrow's festivities (May the 4th be with you).

To start, I turned a few of our left-over plastic eggs into blank, weeble wobbly type guys (they wobble around but don't fall down - like their name sake), by filling the bottom of the eggs with non-drying clay...


...snapping them closed, and covering them paper mache-style in a couple of layers (first newspaper, and then white) of paper strips dipped in watered down glue, smoothing the paper out as much as possible while it was still wet.


I left them to dry (turning them over a few times) balanced on top of an egg carton.


When they were completely dry, I penciled an outline of our favorite Star Wars characters onto each wobbly egg (following the Frugal Fun for Boys patterns) for the children to use as a guide, and placed them out on the counter with a pack of permanent markers (for ease of coloring, and so the color won't come off on hands once dry)...


...ready to be part of tomorrows fun.

8 comments:

Dawn Rebekah said...

What an awesome idea. That is so clever. I love it!
Blessings, Dawn

Dawn Rebekah said...

Also, glad to see you around blogdom. I hope you return to blogging more often.
Blessings, Dawn

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Thanks, Dawn! I'm hoping to be back for "summer fun" - when there might be time to post, and time to get caught up with all the blog reading I've been missing, too.

Rachel said...

So glad you are back!

Camie Madsen said...

I've missed your posts! This is AWESOME! You are so clever!

Natalie PlanetSmartyPants said...

Super fun and great to see you back!!!

Ticia said...

Oh man, I can just imagine how excited your kids were to do this.

Angelic Scalliwags said...

So pleased to have you back! Looking forward to all your 'summer fun'!