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bonniegrrl
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Vlogger Jennifer Landa made this AWESOME video of her making the Jabba the Hutt Body Pillow craft
from my book The Star Wars Craft Book!
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jawajames
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jawajames
So the Club Jade Craft-athlon is over and there were some fantastic entries in all five competitions.

See who took the top spots and earned cool prizes, including copies of bonniegrrl's new Star Wars craft book.

Also, you can check out the winners from each event:


Check out all the entry photos and see what materials were used in our Craft-athlon album

Thanks to Del Rey for sponsoring the contest with awesome prize sets, and well done to everyone who participated!
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jawajames
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If you are interested in making some simple Star Wars crafts and/or winning some cool Star Wars books from Del Rey, including Bonnie's upcoming craft book, Club Jade is hosting a Craft-athlon contest. From now until near the end of March, there's some wacky challenges to compete in:


  • Event #1: Paper Bag Puppet - The craft challenge is to turn a paper bag (lunch size) into a Star Wars-themed hand puppet.

  • Event #2: Recycled Designs - The craft challenge is to turn household recyclable materials into a Star Wars starship, vehicle or creature. For the base, use materials such as empty containers (boxes, cans, cartons, bottles) and other items that are typically disposed or recycled (paper, cardboard, plastic, etc.).

  • Event #3: Food for Thought - The craft challenge is to make a Star Wars-themed anything primarily using food items. The final craft doesn’t need to be edible, but the main artistic components should be recognizable food items. For instance, you can make 2-d art using candy, beans, or dried pasta, or make a sculpture using carved fruits or vegetables, or make and decorate cooked or baked goods.

  • Event #4: Star Wars Roll Model - The craft challenge is to turn a single empty toilet paper roll into a Star Wars character.

  • Event #5: Vader’s Custom Tee - The craft challenge is to use an old Star Wars t-shirt or other geeky apparel item to make into something new. What can you make with an old Star Wars shirt?


Get the full rules and submission information

We're looking for the coolest creations you can come up in March - nothing too complex or time consuming. Enter one event or enter them all...
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bonniegrrl
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Read my interview here:
Library Journal: Editors' Picks: The Star Wars Craft Book

More info about The Star Wars Craft Book here.

Order The Star Wars Craft Book at Amazon and signed copies at Star Wars Shop.

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brunhildevalkyr
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This is what happens when your Star Wars obsessed 8 year old wants you to make Star Wars characters in icing on cookies for his school birthday treat.  Lacking the time to create what he requested I got creative and used some cardstock, bamboo skewers, my trusty Cricut, Makes the Cut software, and a Star Wars dingbat font.

closeup of sugary Star Wars goodness!!!Collapse )
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Hi, my name is Mellissa. This christmas, instead of buying presents, I wanted to make my friends some tooka dolls.
I used felt clothes. And with my lack of sewing machine, I had to sew it all by hand which made it come out a little uneven and asymmetrical.
 
I did blue and charcoal grey, sage green and brown, sage green and charcoal grey, and purple and brown. Unfortunately, I did not take pictures of the green and brown.
Tooka Dolls!Collapse )

Current Mood: accomplished accomplished

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overweight_glob
Happy Life Day!

My first batch of Star Wars sugar cookies using the Williams-Sonoma cutters didn't turn out so well. Picture a formless blob and you get the idea. The cutters reminded me of my mother's spring-loaded, round candy molds used to make polvoron, a Filipino candy full of buttery, sugary, milky goodness. So I used the cutters to make Star Wars polvoron. The shapes and details held up quite nicely.



A few tips: If you are considering making polvoron, look for a recipe which uses lemon or vanilla extract. I don't care for the plain or crushed peanut varieties. I sprayed the cutters with cooking spray before pressing them into the candy mixture. Polvoron is usually wrapped individually in tissue paper or cellophane, but the Star Wars shapes are a bit too large for wrapping individually. I placed mine in a single layer in a container.
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ladysarahjane
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Here are several of my new Star Wars patterns that I cross-stitched:

Han Solo, two different Princess Leias, two different Queen Amidalas, and a Luke Skywalker. I'm currently working on a young Obi-Wan Kenobi.Collapse )
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tk7602
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3 years ago I posted about the Jabba the Hutt puppet we build in New England for a parade:

http://community.livejournal.com/starwarscrafts/5887.html

We had a blast that year, and the post in this community spread across the Internet, crashing the 501st New England Garrison web site, and connecting me with some of the original sculptors and puppeteers from Return of the Jedi.

I was recently contacted by a family that built their own Jabba based on that post, which was one of the coolest things ever!

Fast forward to 2010. We upgraded him. A lot.

The original build team for Jabba was Duck the Wookiee and I.

This time around I worked on Jabba and Duck built a new platform.

hot stuff!

Jabba is now about 18" taller and 24" longer than he was originally. He's got a built in sound system with all sorts of Jabba noises, controlled by an iPad that mounts to his frame.

He also has a band! Max Rebo was there for the first parade, this year Sy Snootles joins him!

Sy Snootles, DONE!

Building Sy SnootlesCollapse )


Droopy McCool will be coming next :)
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flamingatheist
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flamingatheist
Hello all,

I currently have a 365 day project in progress, Robot-A-Day, and today's robot combines Star Wars and a nod to the old school, 1970s decoupage. C3PO is known to have programmed Binary Load Lifters so there was my inspiration for Binary Day.

Current Mood: cheerful cheerful

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