My son is having a StarWars birthday theme this year…. He’s turning 6!
I can hardly believe it myself!
WARNING LONG POST!
I started planning….24 days before the event. Usually it takes me months in advance but with a family members death, Christmas and New Year it was just in the too hard basket this year to work so far in advance. But here’s what I did….
Yea I was going to draw storm trooper helmets on these balloons but it would take too long and I will be blowing them up 2 hrs before the party… It wouldn’t be possible to do that, get the rest of the place sorted and the party food done. So they will remain blank. aka weird gas planets!
2 large sheets of silver and 2 large sheets of gold card for stars and spaceships and C3PO activity.
Here is the template for Padme’s ship…
Cut out template from A4 sheet (printer sheet of paper) then draw around it on the back of your silver cardstock including windows.
And once again with no windows but tabs on the outside of the shape. But also moving the ship template over 1/4 of an inch….
It’s important that the bottom of the space ship is smaller than the top.
These are the pieces cut out…
Tape black paper over the windows.
fold not crease the top of the ship.. And fold over the tabs of the bottom ship.
And hot glue to and bottom together. I put the glue on the tabs at the nose of the ship first. Then worked my way around it…
Put fishing string… You know the clear stuff…. Through the window and string it up so you can hang it from the ceiling.
Most of him is gold… Neck is silver and one leg is silver with a black belly.
Draw/trace up as many C3PO sets, as much as you need for guests and one sample. DONT FORGET to flip the legs arm and feet over the other side to get opposite limbs or you will end up with two left feet etc. 6 guests are invited to this party so ill need 7 C3PO sets. Now sit I front of the TV for a while and cut out all the pieces. Then get a soft surface – your lounge carpet might do – and score them where needed for the detailing.
Then put all them into separate bags. Make up one as a sample. These pieces are part of one activity…. After all Anakin Skywalker built C3PO… Right? The idea is to get the guests to put C3PO together.
The simple task of making planets and stars as stringed banners…. As well as Light Sabre handles. Aka handles to hold long balloons.
For the planets choose planet colours like blue, red, orange, brown, green, yellow. Cut out 6 circles per planet, fold and glue to each other putting a string in the middle before you finish the globe.
Light sabre handles….
Get some tubes from the middle of the lunch wrap etc… And cut them to hand width side.
Wrap them with tin foil or foil tape. Put in details and a button and you are done!
Get the guests to put the long balloon into their light sabre handle after they build C3PO. The next step in being a Jedi is to make your own light sabre you see.
Covered with foil and black tape used as markings. Buttons will be added by the guests (padawans)
Ok I think this is a long enough post for now… If I do more ill do another post and link to this one and vice versa.
Links to the rest of this starwars party…
Jedi costume tutorial