Step 1: You Can Watch This Video As Well for More Fun :)
Step 2: 1st Step - Make a Drawing and Start Cutting
Using a Stanley knife I cut a window and a door (only half way for easy opening) and then taped the edges with a cross weaved tape for rigidness. The front was extended using a part from the second box. Velcro has been fitted on the front with glue, stapler and tape so that the ship can be easily folded and put behind a wardrobe when not being used.
Step 3: More Velcro and Painting
Step 4: More Painting and Spraying
Step 5: Finish Painting and Start Adding Buttots Etc
I was given some buttons and screens from old play stations and Nintendos etc by a local shop, which I have then glued on with a glue gun. Then glued the sprayed window frames and more acetates for the windows, door handle, drawn screws with a permanent marker and used a strip of silver ribbon for decoration.
I have also glued a piece of velcro on the back of circle touch lite (with batteries) and then on the wall; a piece of velcro on a joy stick and on the floor, so that when the ship is folded these bits can be detached. Glued a little handle from crushed aluminum foil for head phones and also glued a bit of velcro on a small portable radio.
Bought a silver fabric and glued it on the floor.
Step 6: Finished Space Ship
I have to say, It was hard to say goodby to this little project of mine as I had so much fun playing in it myself (especially when you leave a lamp inside for a bit to charge the ceiling and then watch the stars in the dark), but seeing my friend's little boy - how happy he was when he got it made it all worth while.... He plays in it all the time and I'm sure it'll last him forever... or I'd like to think so anyway :-)
I've added this project as I am sure there are more Star Wars fans out there and it might be useful for some...
If you need any help or if I have forgotten to write about anything just let me know and I'll do my best to answer.
By the way, I would recommend this toy for children over 4 as in this spaceship project I have used a chrome paint, glow in the dark paints, and lots of little bits that could be swallowed, so be careful if you wish to do this for little children.
I hope you've enjoyed this and as soon as I have got something new, I'll share it.
xxx Snow White's Creations