In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the cool crafts and projects » Star Wars, which fit under the wider DIY robe. From wood-cut spaceships to life-sized R2-D2 paper ships, from small houses to grandiose snow sculptures, there are projects here that will give anyone with a DIY itch some ideas!
1. Disco Death Star
The original film star Wars was released when the disco was in full swing. What better way to combine the evil of the empire with the evil of the dance floor than with a Death Star disco ball?
This tiny piece from the late 70s was built by Kat and Cam from our NERDhome blog using a styrofoam ball and some silver sequins. This cheap and relatively simple construction works great — and a little parental help cutting the foam makes it the perfect project to work with any young Jedi around the house.
This is just one of many projects and projects star wars, published on our NERDhome blog, so it’s worth checking out their other projects!
With the advent of Christmas on the heels of the release The Last Jedi addition star wars to your holiday decoration has never seemed like a better idea. We’ve already looked at ways to reuse and recycle items into seasonal decorations, and this project fits in well with that spirit. How about hanging your own droid bauble on a tree this year?
This build is the brainchild of Cesar Diaz from the bilingual blog Growing Up. The combination of a clear plastic or glass bauble with some cheap LED moon lights along with a little faux plastic snow forms the basis of this build and can make a great Christmas decoration on its own. It’s the addition of the C-3PO, R2-D2, and BB-8 cutouts (for which the blog provides PDF templates) that gives this New Year’s Eve hack an advantage over the robot.
We’ve all thought about it: what better way to fight rain on your rear windshield than to vaporize it with a laser sword? It’s clear that Instructables user JokerDas embraced this all-too-common thought when designing the Wipesaber rear wiper!
This cool looking design is also practical as the light level doubles when you press the brake pedal. The design consists of a child’s lightsaber toy that has been modified to fit on the bottom of a windshield wiper and a self-adhesive red LED strip.
A complete written application guide walks you through the entire process of building the saber, as well as instructions for connecting it to your car’s electronics to make it work with rear and brake lights.
4. Intergalactic Chocolate Molds
Let the power be delicious! This next idea comes from Instructables user Warren Downes and combines two things we love: machine cutting and chocolate! This delicious galactic treat starts with a CNC-cut wooden mold and is then filled with silicone to create a food-safe Jedi chocolate mold.
Instructable has links to designs for several shapes, but the general idea can be applied to just about anything in the universe. star wars .
Don’t have a CNC machine? Don’t be afraid, you can build it yourself for cheap! Tom McGuire, which uses more store-bought parts, is available from Instructables from CNC machine to this for about $200.
5. Speeder Rocker
Sticking with wood builds, this Star Wars-inspired speeder is arguably the coolest rocking horse variant we’ve ever seen.