One of the coolest Force Friday reveals was a new robot that looks like BB-8. BB-9E is the only dark droid. I made a BB-9E pumpkin since he's almost as cute as BB-8.

I used white pumpkins from a local patch to make BB-8. I used fake pumpkins so we could utilize our BB-9E pumpkin next year. My local dollar store sells small craft pumpkins for $1, and I improvised with a $1 plastic trick-or-treat pail.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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