Star Wars Rock Buddies

Collect smooth stones whenever you go for a walk. Think of which characters or creatures the stones remind you of as you pick them up. Paint the faces on the rocks of your favorite Star Wars characters and use them as paperweights or decoration next to your houseplants. Find this craft and many more in The Star Wars Craft Book by Bonnie Burton from Random House.

YOU WILL NEED:

  • Smooth stones
  • Newspaper or plastic tablecloth
  • Pencil
  • Acrylic paints
  • Paintbrushes
  • Clear nail polish
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STEP ONE

Pick out and clean the stone you'd like to paint. Use elongated stones for the heads of battle droids, heart-shaped stones for Yoda, and wide ovals for astromechs.

Place newspaper or a plastic tablecloth down on your work surface before you start painting.

STEP TWO

Paint your rock the color of your character of choice -- yellow for C-3PO, white for R2-D2, green for Yoda and so on.

STEP THREE

Lightly draw the design of the faces and other details of the character you're painting onto the rock.

Paint in the details with the acrylics. Let dry.

Coat the painted rock with clear nail polish on one side. Allow it to dry then coat the other side.

The painted rock buddies make excellent planter decorations or even paperweights for your desk.