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DIY BB-8 Star Wars Droid Cord Keeper

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We have Star Wars on the brain lately and can’t WAIT for Star Wars: The Force Awakens to come out in December! My boys were having some “screen free” time this week and came up with this fun craft all on their own after we saw this cute video.

DIY BB8 perler bead cord keeper. Make your droid anyway you want! Such fun Star Wars craft. We love BB-8!

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R2D2 would make a great cord keeper too! The boys are talking about making a few more for family and friends. Since it’s sort of a pixelated style this craft is right up their alley. They made their design using Perler Beads:

DIY BB8 perler bead cord keeper. Make your droid anyway you want! Such fun Star Wars craft. We love BB-8!You’ll need 2 copies of your design. Then make a middle piece (the gray one shown below) that is smaller than your shape for the cord to wrap around. Iron each shape according to the Perler directions.

My boys wanted a very slim design and this worked well, but 2 middle pieces probably work out better than 1 to hold the cord, especially if it’s any longer than the traditional Apple cords.

DIY BB8 perler bead cord keeper. Make your droid anyway you want! Such fun Star Wars craft. We love BB-8!Then you’ll glue the pieces together. We used hot glue.

DIY BB8 perler bead cord keeper. Make your droid anyway you want! Such fun Star Wars craft. We love BB-8!

DIY BB8 perler bead cord keeper. Make your droid anyway you want! Such fun Star Wars craft. We love BB-8!That’s it! Since our design had a “cut out” already around his neck that’s where we place the ear buds. If your design is a perfect circle, you’ll need to take out a few of the beads to create a spot.

 

DIY BB8 perler bead cord keeper. Make your droid anyway you want! Such fun Star Wars craft. We love BB-8!

DIY BB8 perler bead cord keeper. Make your droid anyway you want! Such fun Star Wars craft. We love BB-8!

DIY BB8 perler bead cord keeper. Make your droid anyway you want! Such fun Star Wars craft. We love BB-8!I slip the end through the cord just to make sure it stays, but this has been carried around in pockets this last week and has held up great along with keeping the cord nice and neat!

DIY BB8 perler bead cord keeper. Make your droid anyway you want! Such fun Star Wars craft. We love BB-8!I wonder what design we should make next…

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 as possible with her family while she can!

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  1. Leslie Ramey Reply

    Such a good idea! I will be making this tomorrow, no more lost ear buds! Thanks for the idea!

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