Engineer’s birthday is coming up, so we were talking decorations. We’re pretty simple with birthday party decorations, and we like to make our own sometimes. The kiddo remembered the cupcake liner ladybugs we made last week and suggested something like that “but way more cool and Star Wars, Mom!” So that’s how this little Star Wars craft came about.
cupcake liner Death Star – a fun Star Wars craft for kids
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White cupcake liners (we used the slightly larger-than-average liners)
Gray and black crayons
Black watercolors (we used liquid watercolors, but the regular would work, too)
Decide on the design for your Death Star. This was an important step for Engineer, as he wanted it to look a certain way. We finally settled on something pretty simple after referencing photos from the movie. It’s not accurate, but it was approved by a Star Wars-lovin’ 7-year old (“I’m almost 8, Mom!”)
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Flatten the cupcake liner, then grab the crayons. We used both black and gray crayons for this step. I think they both turned out well.
Draw the design onto the cupcake liner. Here’s one of the “designs” we created for our Death Stars:
- Draw the superlaser at the top of the Death Star. We made it a circle with a dot in the middle. Then we added lines coming out from the dot.
- Draw a horizontal line along the center of the liner. Draw a few more horizontal lines above and below the center line.
- Go back and add in vertical lines between each of the horizontal lines. We spaced ours out randomly.
Engineer also made a few Death Stars with vertical and horizontal lines interconnecting all over the cupcake liner. It’s really up to you and the kiddos how it looks!
Once you’re happy with the design, start painting! Once everything’s dry, put them up. Right now we have a few in the kitchen window and a few along the walls.
Do you have a child who would enjoy this simple Star Wars craft? If you try it out, be sure to let me know. I’d love to see photos of your kids’ Star Wars arts and crafts over on the Fun-A-Day Facebook page!
This post is part of a MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU blog hop hosted by Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails. Check out some more awesome Star Wars kids’ activities:
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Star Wars R2-D2 Craft for Kids | Mom Inspired Life
Light Saber Fine Motor Activity | Something 2 Offer
Make Your Own Star Wars Landscape | Planet Smarty Pants
Yoda Puppet Star Wars Craft | Coffee Cups and Crayons
Counting Blocks Light Saber | Sugar Aunts
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Star Wars Children’s Books | Kelly’s Classroom
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Crayon Resist Death Star | Fun-A-Day!
Star Wars Moon Dough | In The Playroom
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Star Wars Perler Bead Pattern R2-D2 | Brain Power Boy
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This is awesome! I am pinning on my Star Wars Pinterest board! I’m glad to know the cupcake liners held up to the watercolors.
Lisette @ Where Imagination Grows says
OMG! These are awesome!
Mary Catherine says
Thank you so much, Lisette! The kiddo and I really had fun making them!:)
Gude @HodgePodgeCraft says
This is so clever! I’ve Pinned 🙂
This is a good idea, I just have a question. Is your child’s name actually Engineer? Or is that a pseudonym?
Mary Catherine says
Engineer is definitely a pseudonym! 🙂 Since he’s underage, I prefer not to use his real name. He chose Engineer as his “blog name”.