~A trash can (round)
~cardboard (about 2mm thickness or less and some more sheets that are about an inch or so thick)
~ Computer paper
~Templates found below in pics
~ Duct tape and scotch tape
~Glue (I recommend Beacon's 3 in 1 advanced Craft Glue)
~ Time (about 6-8 hours total depending on speed, quality, etc)
~Musical card ( preferrably playing starwars theme or being a recordable one for artoo noises)
Step 1: The beginning
Now what I did on word was come up with the basic design of R2's controls. While it is fairly basic, the majority of the detail is there. (I apologize to those that want exact details) I colored it in on word and printed it off. This mkaes up the details on the front of the body. I simply taped and glued that onto the body of the trashcan. now. here's where it gets dicey. If your trashcan is a perfect cylinder, it will fit quite nicely arround. If its not, then you will neeed to cut the paper to fit once its been attached, this will leave small gaps where the trashcan is exposed.
Step 2: A bit further along
Step 3: The LEGS
MAKE SURE TO TRACE ALL CARDBOARD ONTO WHITE PAPER AT THIS POINT, IT WILL BE A PAIN TO TRACE ONCE EVERYTHING IS ATTACHED.
I cut out four duplicates of the same pattern. I made two pairs, with two glued together to form one leg.
Step 4: Coverings for legs
Now, if you were fortunate enough to trace the leg design, and the cardboard strips onto white paper before, simply cut those out and paste them onto the cardboard frame. When finished, this should give the apperance of a solid white leg, and should not resemble cardboard. (If you skipped the tracing, simply lay the leg out on white paper and trace it now, but the edging will be a bit difficult
Step 5: Attaching the legs
Step 6: THE THIRD LEG!!!!!
But r2 has a third leg! Does he not?? FOr this, I simply traced the same foot I had from the toher legs, and cut out four copies from the thick cardboard. after gluing these on, I covered it with paper and cardboard like before to give it a finished look. I attatched this leg by creating a 3d rectangle from the cardboard, and cutting it at an appropriate angle, covering with paper and gluing to body.
Step 7: DOME
I simply cut off sections to make it the right size. I then covered it with paper and attached details that I designed on Word. I used a doodad that was lying arround and painted it to make the "eye" on his dome, then glued it on. To attach the dome to the can, I took and glued a piece of cardboard to the inside of the can to act as a proper surface, and duct-taped another piece of folded cardboard to that. I then connected the loose end of cardboard to the inside of the dome and presto. You should be done at this point.