I am so excited to finally be able to share this little labor of love with you today! We’ve been wanting to create these for a while so STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS coming out next week and a fun group party with some other bloggers was the final push we needed to get them done. And they are SO much fun.
We made the Millennium Falcon and Rey’s Speeder. The Millennium Falcon is an old fave that still makes an appearance in The Force Awakens and Rey is a new character I have a feeling we’ll love and she has such a fun, unique vehicle we thought we’d try that one out!
I’ll walk you through how we made these, but feel free to do what works with what you have.
For the Millennium Falcon we started with a box as the seat and I had some old foam board that wasn’t usable for anything else anymore. I recommend sticking with corrugated cardboard if you’re going to spray paint them in the end because the foam board didn’t hold up as well.
I made 1/2 of the basic shape of the Millennium Falcon on a piece of foam board, cut it out with a craft knife and scissors and then traced it onto 3 more pieces and cut all of those out. This allowed me to make it a bit bigger.
I used hot glue to secure all of my pieces. It dries quickly and holds well on the cardboard (plus it’s cheap). So I glued each have together and secured them onto the box – 1 set on top and 1 set on the bottom.
Since there was so much hanging over I cut pieces of cardboard to glue in between the top and bottom for support. Add as much as you need and press down on the top to see where more might be needed.
I sprayed it all grey (used about 2 cans) and the boys helped me add some details with black acrylic paint with a smaller paint brush (I traced some bowls and sketched the circles first). By keeping a more free, fun kid style theme it made it easier to add small details without stressing about them!
Rey’s Speeder was a bit easier simply because of the shape. Her speeder has a larger front which I just cut out the flaps on the end of a box into a half circle and then added cardboard around the outside to round it out.
I had a longer box but it was very thin and since kids would be riding it (like a saddle) I had my husband make up a quick wooden support for the inside so I wouldn’t worry about the seat ever collapsing. This goes most of the length of the middle piece.
The back piece is a shoe box that I covered in kraft paper since it was dark to begin with. I also spray painted some disposable coffee cup lids for the back and attached them with glue.
I mentioned that we did a little party with some other bloggers (which I’ll post tomorrow) but you can check out all of their tutorials today!
Strawberry Mommycakes (who lent her cute little girl as one of the little Rey’s) / Mom Endeavors (who lent me her little Han Solo) / Just Destiny (who has the other little Rey) / See Vanessa Craft / A Night Owl
Author: Allison Waken
Allison Waken is a wife, mom of boys and Phoenix, AZ native. She has been creating inspiring content for All for the Boys since 2011. Allison loves travel, movies and spending as much time with her family while she can!