Introduction: Make a R2D2 Starwars Hookah! or Cookie Jar Etc
this is a instructable in how to make you starwars R2D2 Hookah.. or just a regular R2D2 Cookie jar... etc...
visit my blog at
http://hookahpromadness.blogspot.com/ for videos etc
Disclaimer: This is meant for smoking of Tobacco products ONLY and is meant for adults... unless you are making a cookie Jar of course
Step 1: Pickle Jar
Step 2: Top Mold
Orange juice squeezer .. or some kinda round thing to mold your top
Step 3: See Perfect Fit
see perfect fit
Step 4: Sculpey
sculpey the one that hardens in the oven
Step 5: Cover Jar
Cover the bottle with a tin layer of sculpey
Step 6: Roll It
roll it on its side on a solid surface.. to make it smooth make sure is clean or it will stick to the sculpey... dont forget the bottom of the bottle
Step 7: Mold It and Take Off Plastic
use top as a round template.. make sure you peel it off.. plastic and ovens dont mix!!
Step 8: Stem and Top
Drill a hole on the top.. if you want to get fancy you could add a purge.. but for the contest it needs to be all homemade.. i might add a purge after the contest
you could also add an extra hole for your hose.. it's easier to do before is put together.. believe me
Step 9: Head Peeled Off
this is what it looks like peeled off..
Step 10: Top Almost Ready
top ready for the over
Step 11: Bake Them to Make Them Hard
now make a hole on the sculpey and unite both the top and the lid..
here is where it get tricky... the sculpey is too soft to add detail and attach legs at this point.. it started to get messy .. so i decided to put this in the oven to harden the sculpey.. make it easier to add details and legs when is harden
oven.. make sure the sculpey is not touching the metal.. i have found that sculpey tends to get toasty and brown when it touched the metal tray.. NO BUENO... so let the glass and the copper do the touching of the tray
Step 12: Baked
this is what it looks like baked.. that gap goes away once you twist the top..
also dont use sculpey to make bowls... bad bad idea...
One more thing.. i drilled a 3/hole on the metal cap.. and on the sculpey top.. and plugged my 3/8 hose in it.. i found that making the hole while the sculpey is hard a lot easier than when it's fresh.. because like i said plastic doesn't like ovens and hoses are made of plastic
Step 13: Make the Legs
now legs.. you can make the legs entirely of sculpey.. but then they are flimsy and will probably break if you bake it by themself n u will waste sculpey.. that stuff aint cheap.. ok it is.. but you could buy couple of shisha boxes instead.. solution? add a wood legs and cover them with sculpey.. y i used some scrap wood and kinda shaped them in the shape of the legs
Step 14: SOmething to Hold on To
i drilled some holes in the bakes sculpey.. added like 6 holes all along where the leg would be... you need some kinda way to make the legs attach to the already baked base.. this gives it something to hold on to..
see leg 1.. now repeat.. also make a triangular shape for the bottom leg and attached it to the bottom of the bottle.. if you look at my pictures.. the legs are kinda tilted.. and so are the feet.. i did it to give it the look that is moving forward.. R2D2 doesnt tend to stand up straight up.. just make sure you dont over do it or your coal won't stay
Step 15: Bake It
back to the oven
Now here is when it gets tricky.. to add detail you can directly paint on the model as it is.. however, being that i really wan't to win the contest.. i went back and actually carved in the groves and details to make it more realistic.. you can do this with a pointy sharp object.. sculpey is very easly carved.. careful.. you dont want to mess up ur new hookah!!
good luck and dont forget to check out my youtube account.. got some crazy stuff there
Step 16: Paint It