Introduction: BB-8 Snowman, Star Wars

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Nothing says Merry Christmas like a BB-8 Snowman. Olaf... eat your frozen heart out!

Step 1: Roll Up Some Snow and Get Some Accessories

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  • Roll him: Try to get as round of a ball as you can get for the body. Then pop a half ball on top for the head. Notice the shape on the head, it takes a little sculpting by hand to get it just right
  • I used an old coax cable for his antennas
  • I spray painted the bottom of a pop can for the eye lens

Step 2: Color Him

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Color Him
  • I mixed food coloring with water in a spray bottle.
  • Make it really concentrated
  • Let the water chill outside as much as possible without freezing so it doesn't just melt on contact.
  • I made stencils out of a pizza box to help guide it. Held them in place with help of the kids and a knife
  • The second time i colored it i just free handed it once i was familiar with how it sprayed.

Step 3: Enjoy

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We had to move him since he was blocking the car in the garage.... so my little scavenger helped move him. He now wishes cars a Merry Star Wars Christmas at the end of the driveway.

I did have to reapply color.


OrigamiYoda (author)2016-05-15

This is really cool!

phillipcd (author)2016-02-01

I made it but don't have a picture...

Great Idea!

Yonatan24 (author)2016-01-31

Hi, I've added your project to the "Homemade Star Wars BB-8's!" Collection

This is the link If you are interested:

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2015-12-22

This is so many kinds of awesome! Best snowman of the year.


Amazing snowman

paul the maker (author)2015-12-31

hasnt snowed where i lived yet

Nanafalke (author)paul the maker2016-01-09


Jedi_zombie85 (author)2015-12-31


mchau2 (author)2015-12-22

so cute! first thought when i saw it... what paint? food coloring is brilliant! in case of any moose or any animal licking!

David Yakos (author)mchau22015-12-23

I used the gel food coloring for cake frosting

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