DIY Star Wars The Force Awakens: BB8 Droid Box (Star Wars Fandom) CraftyMcFangirl.com Tutorial

DIY Star Wars The Force Awakens: BB8 Droid Box (Star Wars Fandom) CraftyMcFangirl.com Tutorial


Hey everybody, I’m Amy from CraftyMcFangirl.com Thanks for joining me for some Star Wars themed crafting. Today’s I am going to show you how to make
this cute little BB-8 box All of the materials for this project
are linked in the description below the video both on YouTube and at CraftyMcFangirl.com You will need a craft paper box air dry clay medium and light brown paint one small and one medium sized craft paper ornaments blue painter’s tape and paint brushes black marker or paint pen light gray, medium gray or silver paint or
paint pens orange paint or orange sharpie or paint pen glue gun and glue sticks Xacto blade and cutting mat and mod podge matte Open your air dry clay and make a pile of
clay pieces in the middle of your box. Make sure to close the bag really well so
that your clay does not harden in the package. Condition the clay between your fingers and
apply a layer covering the top of the box. This clay represents the sands of Jakku, so
it does not need to be too smooth. You can leave some bumps. Position the large ornament in the middle
of the box. Build up a small amount of clay to one side, so it looks like BB8 rolled up
across the sand. Then smooth a track leading up to your little droid. Next, take an old toothbrush or something
similar, and texture the clay to look more like dirt and sand. Let the clay air dry completely before continuing. Next paint the entire lid in a light brown
or sand color. Then paint the outside of the box with the
sand colored paint as well. Once the sand paint has dried completely we’re going to add a layer of darker brown. Mix medium brown paint with water. Spread the watered down paint on top of the tan. Then use a paper towel to blot most of the darker paint off. Work in patches across the top of the box,
along the sides of the lid, and finally the box itself. Next we are going to create BB8. Start with
the small ornament and put a piece of tape along the center of the sphere. This will
give you a straight line to cut across. If your edge is not perfectly even, you can
trim it with scissors. Remove the craft paper from the ornament to
expose the white plastic underneath. Then get the large ornament and carefully
cut the craft paper off of the white plastic. These two pieces will create your droid. Next take the other half of the small ornament,
remove the craft paper, and trim about three quarters of an inch off the bottom. Then cut a circle out of the top of the dome to create a ring. Place the ring inside BB8’s head and test
it out on his body to see how it looks. If you need the head to be closer to the body,
simply cut some extra plastic off of the outside of the ring. Once you have the head the way you like it.
Use your hot glue gun to glue the ring inside. Next we will work on BB-8’s body paint. You can download the circle artwork from Craftymcfangirl.com and trim it out to create a stencil. Place painter’s tape down and trace the shape onto it. Trim out the shape and place it on
BB8’s body, then clip the shape apart in four parts to make the stencil work on a curved
surface. Trace on the stencil and fill in the details
in black sharpie or paint pen. Then fill in the details – I used a combination
of acrylic paints, markers and paint pens. You can use whatever you have on hand. Repeat this process to make three more circles
around BB8’s body. Next it’s time to paint BB-8’s head. Start
with a gray or silver ring on the top of his head and around the bottom edge. Then trace on the rest of the pattern I referred to a picture online to get the details correct. Use paint or markers to color in the design. Heat up your glue gun for the next part. Hot
glue BB8’s body to the lid of the box. Then position the head the way you want it, and
glue the head to the body. An optional step is to make BB8 look weathered
by his travels across Jakku. Use some watered down acrylic paint to give the droid a wash
of grime and sand. Once the wash is dry the final step is to
give your droid and the box lid a coat of Mod Podge Matte. Don’t forget to give the box a coating too Once the Mod Podge is dry, your project is
done! What would you put inside your BB8 box? Thanks so much for watching guys. If there’s another Star Wars themed craft
that you’d like to see me do, leave me a message in the comments below and I’ll give
it my best try. And if you enjoyed this video, consider subscribing
to my channel. And I’ll see you next time.

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