An ingenious use of a disused milk carton. This looks great fun.
Thanks to Alison from the Community Team once again for her crafting skills.
Having 2 sons, Star Wars was a compulsory part of our family memories so I couldn’t help notice the triangular patch on the bottle which reminded me of Darth Vader .
I like a challenge ! What turned out is nowhere near perfect but it was fun and occupied another few hours of lockdown limbo .
I cut one bottle into 2 pieces, just below the triangular patch under the handle and also cut off the rim of the neck just to make the top flatter .
Using this cut-off bottom part, (the outer hood part), I cut away a front opening mimicking the shape as far as possible – wider at the bottom, slight dip front centre between the tops of his eyes .
I only used part of the second bottle . I needed to make the hood of the helmet longer and flare out slightly. I cut off the bottom half of this second bottle then cut away the front and also cut away the base leaving a very slight curved edge . This gave me a sort of u-shape of plastic to wrap around the lower part of the hood.
Turning both lower halves upside down , glue gun the open u shaped part onto the helmet’s lower edge . I angled the two front edges of this glued joint downwards to make the sides of the helmet splay out slightly .
In order to further widen the helmet, I cut a long piece of stiff card, folded it double and glued it into the inside back of the helmet .
I practised drawing DV’s face on the helmet with a wipe off pen so I wouldn’t get it totally wrong later on.
Next, I painted the inside and outside of the hood part and the outside of the head with black acrylic paint . I left the top of the head unpainted in the hope that the glue would adhere better when the two pieces are joined.
Almost there – glued the hood onto the head .
Finally, I drew the eyes again with wipe off marker ( no Intentions of wiping it off but it’s more subtle ) then painted the highlights with pale grey paint – adding a tiny dab of black to a larger blob of white . The three silver corners of the triangle grill were painted in silver acrylic paint .
Ta dah ! No idea what I’ll use it for but I had fun.