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First Order Stormtrooper Pencil Cup

Stormtrooper Pencil Cup

The Force Awakens is getting closer and closer, but it still feels like a long time away. To fill the days until the movie hits theaters, why not get crafting? All you need to make this upcycled First Order Stormtrooper pencil cup is a marshmallow creme jar and black acrylic paint.

What You Need

Stormtrooper Pencil Cup

  • One 7 oz. clean, empty jar of marshmallow fluff (creme)
  • Black acrylic paint (or black Sharpie marker)
  • Paint brush

Get Started!

Begin by soaking the empty marshmallow creme jar in warm, soapy water for 30-45 minutes. Scrape the label off the jar and let it to dry completely.

Stormtrooper Pencil Cup

Paint a straight line with the black acrylic paint to start the stormtrooper’s helmet. (If your hands or your child’s hands might not be steady enough, you can also use a black Sharpie marker.) If you need a picture for reference, pick up a coloring book or use this photo.

Paint the eye shapes under the line.

Stormtrooper Pencil Cup

Next, paint five dots in a W shape as a guide for the lines on the helmet.

Stormtrooper Pencil Cup

Connect the dots to paint the lines.

Stormtrooper Pencil Cup

Allow the paint to dry, and then add a second (and possibly third) coat for the best coverage.

Next, use the end of the paint brush to add small lines on the side of the helmet.

Stormtrooper Pencil Cup

Finally, paint a small circle on the bottom of the jar, and let all of the paint dry completely. Your pencil cup is complete!

Stormtrooper Pencil Cup

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