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.
– 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.
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.