This is a very simple papercraft 2-D project for all ages. This instructable will guide you to make your own master Yoda!
Step 1: Materials Needed
Step 2: Templates
Of those patterns two are made for you to print out on card stock and color in the parts yourself then glue together. Helpful for little hands who may not be able to manipulate scissors as well as older children who's fine motor skills are more developed.
The other two should be used to cut the patterns out of construction paper and create Yoda. You could also print them out on card stock and color them in. The beauty of these templates, you do not have to use the blocky eyes and mouth you can draw on the details of Yoda if you choose.
Step 3: Cut Our Your Pieces
Step 4: Put Yoda Together
Step 5: Say What?
Take the interior Yoda's robe and glue it on to the top part of the robe.
Step 6: Eye See You!
Step 7: Yummy Donut Holes
Take two of yoru arms and punch holes with a hole punch in them. Punch two holes on the side of Yoda's body, right near his head) This is where your brass fastener will go.
Step 8: Brass Fastener and Hands
Step 9: Hold on to Your Lightsaber!
Note: Now, after I did this I realized my error. My idea was to be able to trade out the saber and his cane, I needed to hook the hand or cane to the back of the hand. Oops!
Step 10: Details
You have now created your own Master Yoda. I will be making more Star Wars Characters soon so he has someone to battle. :)
This can be used as a school art project, a camp activity, extra creative seat work, part invites, and even a learning tool (see my instructable here for ideas for that)
Make sure to share and show me your Yoda's!
Step 11: PoofRabbit's Tips and Thoughts
Have a plastic bag on hand (like a zip lock) to put template pieces and cut out parts in. This will allow students to put things away in the bag and not goof and throw away an important part with their scraps.
Glue all at once. (Remember dot dot not a lot...I know I show a lot of glue but truly a little goes a long way) Also gluing all at once can allow for removal of parts easily as you work, in case you goof up. This is much harder to do if the glue is dry.
Templates do not need to be used just for paper, you could create this using clay, felt, foam, cardboard and more, you are only limited by your imagination.
If you are reading The Strange Case of Origami Yoda as a class this can be a fun project, you can use the back to write facts about the book. Origami Yoga has a great how to in the back to make an Origami Yoda, however their are kids who have a hard time with Origami (even very simple origami), so this can be an alternative when they get frustrated.
Have any thoughts? Ideas? Did you make my project please share!
Be sure to check out my other projects..........and may the Instructable Force Be With You!