One of the coolest announcements from Force Friday earlier this month was a new character reveal, a new droid that looks a little bit like everyone’s favorite buddy from The Force Awakens, BB-8. Only this droid is from the dark side and his name is BB-9E. He is almost as cute as BB-8, so I decided to make a few BB-9E crafts starting with a BB-9E Pumpkin.
I made my BB-8 pumpkin using real white pumpkins, I found at our local pumpkin patch. This time around I decided to use fake pumpkins so we could decorate with our BB-9E pumpkin next year too! My local dollar store has small craft pumpkins for $1 and I improvised using a plastic trick or treat pail for my large pumpkin, also only a $1.
Star Wars BB-9E Pumpkin Supplies
- 1 small pumpkin
- 1 large pumpkin
- black acrylic paint
- silver, red and blue duct tape
- silver sharpie
- BB-9E template
- parchment paper
How to make a DIY BB-9E Pumpkin
Whether you use real or fake pumpkins, you will need to start by painting them black. I used a black acrylic craft paint.
It’s no secret I love working with duct tape. Duct tape is an easy way to create designs without too much of a mess. In order cut the BB-9E designs out of silver duct tape, I created a simple BB-9E template that I traced onto parchment paper. Parchment paper is the key to easily cutting duct tape with scissors.
Sneak Peek of BB-9E Pumpkin Tutorial
After you’ve applied the silver duct tape design to each side of the pumpkin, draw even silver lines to mimic BB-9E’s design.
Refer back to images of BB-9E online to add the details of BB-9E’s head. The shapes are pretty simple, so no template is necessary. Remember to use parchment paper when cutting duct tape.
The very last step is attaching the BB-9E head to the BB-9E body. I opted for duct tape but hot glue could work as well. That’s it. Now admire your adorable, although likely evil Star Wars pumpkin.
You can see the real BB-9E in action when Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in theaters on December 15.