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Are you short on space in your X-Wing?  Are your Jedi Food Capsules insufficient for supplying nutrition?  It's always good to be prepared for those times when you find yourself in a galaxy far, far, away from your next meal.

This is a pocket sized version of Luke's Emergency Rations from Empire Strikes Back, just the size to hide in a Jedi belt pouch or in a flight suit pocket.  You could easily make a full size version by substituting a larger tin.
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Step 1: Materials

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- small, rectangular tin with a flat lid.  (I used an old-style Altoids tin.  The movie one looks like an old metal first aid kit.)
- white spray paint (or silver or blue)
- painter's tape (if you want to preserve any of the tin's original color)
- heavy clear plastic - I used part of a box from a model horse
- clear tape
- waxed paper
- scissors
- cutting board
- kitchen knife

The food can vary according to what you like, but this is what I used:
- Cherry Pie Larabar
- Chocolate Chunk granola bar
- Altoids
- Fruity Pebbles cereal

Step 2: Paint the Tin

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Luke's kit in the movie appears to be blue on the bottom with a white or silver lid.  I kind of liked the look of the Altoids tin as it was though, so I taped off the blue and gold edge and spray painted over the writing with white.

I did not paint the inside of the tin, as I don't want paint on my food.  Let the paint dry overnight, remove the tape, and carefully wash the inside of the tin.  If you wish, you can add aurabesh writing or other decorations.  I didn't.
makeymaker1 year ago
claramecium2 years ago
great for total Star Wars geeks like us. :)
Chrononaut (author) 2 years ago
Thanks everyone!
DngrDave2 years ago
How you get so big eating food of this kind?

Sorry, couldn't resist the Yoda quote..
mikeasaurus2 years ago
A well detailed prop, and a very obscure one at that. You should think about adding those cookies that Yoda steals.
ah that would be a good one to add!!
XeroGeo2 years ago
So interesting. I'll try to make it.
poofrabbit2 years ago
Nicely done, a star wars junkies dream! :)