May the 4th Be With You! Star Wars Day is always celebrated on May 4th, which you already know if you are a big Star Wars fan.
My son is a big fan and we enjoy a light saber battle or two around here. So for our activities for boys post this week we are focusing on Star Wars.
We have been making things out of perler beads recently. Wow, they are much more fun than I thought they would be. My son calls it pixel art and we have been enjoying making all sorts of things (which we will be sharing soon.)
For our Star Wars Day Perler Bead Pattern we made R2-D2! We looked at one of the many Star Wars books we had around the house and worked on it until we were both happy with him.
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Perler Bead Pattern: Star Wars R2-D2
We just started getting into perler beads. We had some long ago that someone had given us but we ended up getting rid of them because they didn’t work well. Well, I found out that we were not using Perler Beads but an off brand.
I decided to have another go and am I glad I did. I bought some beads and some boards and we had a blast. So much so that I bought this! Crazy eh? That should keep us busy perling (is that a word?–if not it should be!) for a while.
Perler Bead R2-D2 Supplies:
R2-D2 Perler Bead Pattern
I will give you some basic directions and dimensions for R2-D2. You can use the image for reference.
- R2-D2 is 21 beads tall and 12 beads wide.
- I left some holes to indicate a break between the body and the arm pieces. You could also fill those holes with black but we liked it better with the holes.
- The arms are one bead shorter than the body.
- I used the standard colors that came with the mixed color pack. Dark blue, grey, red, black and white.
If you have not done Perler Bead projects before see our Ultimate Perler Bead Supply Guide for more information. It is easy to do and a very creative activity.
Yay for Star Wars Day. We are going to have a lot of fun and I hope you do too.
If you are looking for things to do, be sure to check out the other Star Wars resources we have:
You can also check the posts below. I have teamed up with an awesome group of bloggers to bring you a lot of ways to celebrate this day. Be sure to visit them to see the other great ideas for Star Wars Day.
Star Wars Tatooine Desert Sensory Bin– Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
Star Wars Family Fun for May 4th – Mama Smiles
Star Wars kids’ embroidery: Yoda quote – Hodge Podge Craft
Star Wars R2-D2 Craft for Kids – Mom Inspired Life
Light Saber Fine Motor Activity – Something 2 Offer
Make Your Own Star Wars Landscape – Planet Smarty Pants
Yoda Puppet Star Wars Craft – Coffee Cups and Crayons
Counting Blocks Light Saber – Sugar Aunts
Awesome Star Wars ABC Games with Printable- JDaniel4’s Mom
Crayon Resist Death Star – Fun-A-Day!
Star Wars Moon Dough – In The Playroom
Light Up May the Fourth Be With You Cards – Left Brain Craft Brain
LEGO Star Wars Putty – The Pleasantest Thing
Lego Light Saber Glow in the Dark Slime – Little Bins for Little Hands