Z-95 Headhunter

When I got into a play-by-post game and one of the characters mentioned he had origami skills, I knew I had a source of new inspiration for origami models. I designed this Z-95 headhunter after they mentioned flying one. It turned out to be more difficult than I was anticipating. An X-wing is relatively simple with a frog base, but with the Z-95 you end up with extra paper that you have to use.

Z-95

Stumpy the Crochet Stormtrooper

Picked up the Star Wars amigurumi crochet kit recently and decided to give the stormtrooper a try. Funny thing, ended up getting delayed on making the arms, so he just stood around like this for a bit until he was dubbed “Stumpy” affectionately.

Eventually he got arms, but until that point we were amused by… well, you know.

Stumpy no arms Stumpy one arm

Star Wars Paper Silhouette Bell Jar

Problem: need a relatively inexpensive gift for a huge Star Wars fan

Solution: an hour on Pinterest looking for ideas, a trip to Michael’s craft store, and some quality time with a craft knife and some single sheets of scrapbook paper.

The inspiration for this is this lovely piece: http://jackiehuangstudios.blogspot.com/2013/12/out-of-shire-tribute-exhibition-to.html

We managed to work in Han and Chewie, Luke in his landspeeder, Darth Vader and Obi Wan, and even the Death Star blasting something (presumably Alderaan) while an X-Wing flies by.

Star Wars Bell Jar Right View Star Wars Bell Jar Left View

Felted Wool Jabba the Hutt

Took the opportunity to try my hand at felted wool. About a bazillion needle sticks later, I ended up with the natural wool form and then spread the green green sheet over it. Then came a sliver for each arm, then the face.

Jabba the Hutt Felted Wool

IG-88

It’s IG-88 time in the Star Wars work themes! Have a few mailing tubes, a bit of scrap wood, and a cocktail shaker collecting dust? You can have your very own 4 foot tall bounty hunting droid!

IG-88

Han Solo Cups and Carbonite Cookies

This was a particularly good activity. Han Solo paper cup koozies to go over your generic red party cups, plus chocolate Han Solo in carbonite chocolate kiss peanut butter cookies.

The template for the cups is below, and you can get the mold for the chocolate here.

Han Solo cups and Carbonite Cookies Carbonite Cookies

Han Solo Cup Template
Template for standard Red Solo brand cups

Bib Fortuna Snowflake

Part of a morale-boosting campaign at work, we did project sprints using different letter of the alphabet, so every two weeks, we had a different theme related to Star Wars. The second sprint rolled around and it was time for Bib Fortuna.

Not worrying about the symmetry let me simply draw a 60 degree angle and then put a silhouette of Bib Fortuna down. After that, slice out some bits to accentuate the nose, face contours, and lekku, and you’ve got yourself a Star Wars holiday snowflake!

Sketch of Bib Fortuna Silhouette
Initial Sketch
First section of snowflake cut out
Snowflake in Progress

Sushi Ewok Village!

This time I decided to make a tree village for some Ewok sushi. Pinterest delivered with the idea to do use a dark rice, sesame seeds, and smoked salmon to make the Ewoks. After that, though, I went with a triscuits to form the thatched hut and flooring of the platform, plus pretzels for the railing and a few spears.

This one was definitely a hit!

Ewok Sushi Village Ewok Sushi Village Ewok Sushi Village