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DIY Death Star

DIY Death Star

This upcycled Death Star project was created with simple materials to create a fun way to play for Jedi's in training.

When we got the letter about making a Valentine Box with Rolfie, my husband giggled maniacally. He had been crossing his fingers that this year Rolf would be able to take a box to the party! He had an idea he had been kicking around for quite sometime, and that was to create a Death Star for our little Star Wars Expert that he could continue to use long after Valentine's Day had passed.

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To recreate the Death Star, you will need an old soccer ball

something round to create the Super Laser Focus Lens ( we used a noxzema jar lid)

 black paint

 white paint

blue paint

gray paint

A utility knife

 mod podge



Cut around one hexagon on the soccer ball, making 5 slices to accommodate your hand reaching into the ball.

Paint the ball black, using at least 2 coats.

Add the gray details, based upon your interpretation of the Death Star.

Add the white and blue details also based on your interpretation of the Death Star. 

Cover the Death Star with 2 coats of mod podge. 

Paint your circular part black, adding whatever details you see fit. Our Superlaser Focus Lens is compromised of 3 large washer type parts. attach this with a screw with a cap on the back if possible.

We used a Noxzema jar lid painted to look like space as a base for this.


Rolf had an out of this world cool Valentine Box, and as a bonus, he can now fit many of his Star Wars action figures in his Death Star for easy storage and enhanced play in a galaxy far far away.



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