How to Make a Homemade R2-D2 Out of a Trash Can




This short tutorial will show you how to make a R2-D2 with a 9 year old.

Step 1: Supplies

Tin foil
Poster board
Trash can with round top
Blue stickers

P.S. The images are above the steps, so don't be fooled!

Step 2: The Head

Take the top of your trash can and tape the outside. Then cover it with your tin foil. Make sure that you cannot see the thrash can, all you can see is the foil.

Step 3: Decorating the Head

After you have your foil in place it's time for the decorations. Take you blue tape and cut out all of the details. For the eye, cut out cardboard, put tape on it and draw the eye on some paper. This goes for the light and some other decorations. Draw any details if necessary.

Step 4: The Body

Take the body of your trash can and put it aside, you will need this in step 5. Take out your poster board and draw all the details of the front and back. Any details that jud out, use the paper to draw them, then stick them on the poster board

Step 5: Attaching the Head to the Body, and the Poster Board to the Body.

Now you are going to need your trash can body, and the poster board. Carefully attach the two poster boards to the body, tape the to the body and to each other, this is okay, because you are not going to see the tape with the legs on. Now, carefully put the the head on the body. Take your blue tape and attach the head to the body with lots of tape so it doesn't fall off.

Step 6: The Legs

Make a long piece of styrofoam and make cool designs on each side of the leg and decorate with the tape. Duplicate this. Don't mind the body, that's the next step.

Step 7: Attaching the Legs and the Stabilizer

Now, carefully attach the the legs to the body. Attach them with nails. Do not stand up the R2 unit yet. Now cut out 3 disks or 1 big disk( that are 3 inches) and attach them to the bottom of the trash can. After that it should be able to stand up. If not use more tape or nail it to the trash can. After that you are done!

Thank you to my dad for helping me di this project.
Follow me on Instagram at jedi_master101 !



    • Colors of the Rainbow Contest

      Colors of the Rainbow Contest
    • Classroom Science Contest

      Classroom Science Contest
    • IoT Challenge

      IoT Challenge

    5 Discussions

    RAHUL 2508

    3 years ago

    THIS IS REALLY AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!