Death Star Valentine Box

This upcycled Death Star Valentine's Box was created with simple materials to create a fun way to collect cards and then play after the holiday has ended for Jedi's in training. The perfect nerdy date idea!

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When we got the letter about making a Valentine Box with Rolfie, my husband giggled maniacally. He had been crossing his fingers that this year Rolf would be able to take a box to the party! He had an idea he had been kicking around for quite sometime, and that was to create a Death Star for our little Star Wars Expert that he could continue to use long after Valentine's Day had passed.

To recreate the Death Star, you will need an old soccer ball

something round to create the Super Laser Focus Lens
 black paint
 white paint
blue paint
gray paint
A utility knife
 mod podge

Cut around one hexagon on the soccer ball, making 5 slices to accommodate your hand reaching into the ball.
Paint the ball black, using at least 2 coats.
Add the gray details, based upon your interpretation of the Death Star.
Add the white and blue details also based on your interpretation of the Death Star. 
Cover the Death Star with 2 coats of mod podge. 
Paint your circular part black, adding whatever details you see fit. Our Superlaser Focus Lens is compromised of 3 large washer type parts. attach this with a screw with a cap on the back if possible.
We used a Noxzema jar lid painted to look like space as a base for this.

Rolf had an out of this world cool Valentine Box, and as a bonus, he can now fit many of his Star Wars action figures in his Death Star for easy storage and enhanced play in a galaxy far far away.
If you liked this easy craft idea, you will dig this cute little yoda puppet too!


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