These Star Wars pumpkins are so fun to make. Celebrate fall and Halloween with your own version of R2-D2 and C-3PO. These ARE the droids you’re looking for!
Nothing says the holidays like Star Wars as far as I’m concerned. When I was little I used to watch the movies a lot during the holiday season, so that’s the connection. It’s so engrained that I’ve even done a Star Wars Christmas tree!
Fall is coming soon, so I thought I would get started on a couple pumpkin crafts early. Of course, I had to head to Michaels to grab a couple faux pumpkins for this project.
I knew that I wanted my pumpkins to be Star Wars themed, so then it was just a matter of whether to go with the light or dark side. I decided to embrace the Droids for my office and use an R2-D2 and C-3PO theme. The faux pumpkins work out great because I can keep them up all fall!
For this craft you’re going to need:
- Faux Pumpkin
- Spray Paint
- Paint Markers
- Foam Board
- 2 Paper Fasteners (brads)
- X-Acto Knife
Star Wars Pumpkins
Step 1 – Get Your Pumpkins
Right now Michaels has all their pumpkins out in different shapes and sizes. I found these two taller pumpkins that would be perfect for R2D2 and C3PO. I was excited to get started.
Step 2 – Spray Paint Pumpkins
I took the pumpkins outside and spray painted two coats of spray paint on each pumpkin. Let the pumpkins dry for 20 minutes.
Step 3 – Draw on Details
Next, it’s time to add the details. I drew out the details in pencil first. I pulled up some images on Google for inspiration.
You can add as little or as much details with R2-D2. C-3PO was a pretty easy one to do.
Step 4 – Fill in Details
Then I took R2-D2 outside again and spray painted the top silver. I thought that would be easier than using a silver paint marker and much faster. After the spray paint dried I used my paint markers to start filling in the details.
The paint markers worked out perfect for this step and went over the spray paint easy. Just make sure not to smudge what you’ve done with your hand before it dries.
Step 5 – Add R2-D2’s Legs
I wanted to give R2-D2 one last detail, so I grabbed some foam board from Michaels as well and drew out his legs. Then I used an X-Acto knife to cut it out. Once again I drew out my details in pencil then filled it in with paint markers.
To attach the legs I used paper fasteners (brads) so that you could actually move the legs. They went into the pumpkin super easy.
There you have it! Super easy Star Wars pumpkins in no time!! These will look great in my office for Fall.
Who says you have to have traditional pumpkins?!? Give your pumpkins a little “character” this Fall/Halloween. Make Star Wars pumpkins with a variety of characters!