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
- One 7 oz. clean, empty jar of marshmallow fluff (creme)
- Black acrylic paint (or black Sharpie marker)
- Paint brush
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.
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.
Next, paint five dots in a W shape as a guide for the lines on the helmet.
Connect the dots to paint the lines.
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.
Finally, paint a small circle on the bottom of the jar, and let all of the paint dry completely. Your pencil cup is complete!