Friday, May 27, 2005

Star Wars Puppetry for the Home

This is a fun project. My roommate, Martina, came up with the idea of the puppet, and Elias and I came up with role playing game.


Darth Vader 7-11 Slurpee Cup Top
Wine bottle
Black Felt (9'' X 6'')
Safety Pin
Flex Grip Ultra red pen (we used medium, but fine point will do)

Start with the Top:

Get your bottle ready.

Have your crafty roommate wrap a piece of black felt around the bottle/body for a cape and fasten the cape with a pin. (If you don't have a crafty roommate, you can try this on your own.)

Voila! Let's get busy!

Using the action packed red pen for a light saber ...

you'll do serious damage to Mace Wine Du and Obi-Wine Cabernobi.

May the Force be with you.

13 Added Something:

Anonymous Greg quipped...


Friday, May 27, 2005 8:45:00 AM  
Blogger York quipped...

I love the last shot of darth presiding over his defeated foes, there's a clear sense of smugness that is surprisingly realistic and true to form... the fact that none of his limbs are visible just hints at his origins and the end of the most recent movie. I'd like to brainstorm some other characters as well, like R2D2 out of a can of mixed nuts...

Friday, May 27, 2005 9:32:00 AM  
Blogger cloudy quipped...


Friday, May 27, 2005 9:43:00 AM  
Anonymous supermosca quipped...

I must say, that is the best blog ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever!

By the way Cloudy, nerds rule! Where have you been?

Friday, May 27, 2005 10:38:00 AM  
Anonymous robin quipped...

i love that you guys made star wars puppets and that you weren't afraid to tell the world about it. I mean it.

But, I also have an apple tech support ? for ssf - itunes often won't open - what's up?

sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't...i've tried opening it from the set of icons at the bottom of the screen, and from applications...but, it only opens when it wants to...

Friday, May 27, 2005 10:52:00 AM  
Blogger ninabit quipped...

i'm still almost peeing my pants!

Friday, May 27, 2005 11:44:00 AM  
Anonymous elijawine quipped...

robin: maybe try trashing your itunes cache and preferences (what do you think, benny?).

Friday, May 27, 2005 12:12:00 PM  
Anonymous ed sheff quipped...

i don't think Sheff's Speical should be used for on-line Tech Support.

Friday, May 27, 2005 12:44:00 PM  
Anonymous eli quipped...

ed makes an excellent point. where is ed anyway? shouldn't he be heading down south, so we can go see the real thing tomorrow (even though york already gave away the ending - thanks a lot, york!)? if the movie is anywhere near as exciting as our puppet show last night, then we're in for a real treat (for a minute, i thought obi wine cabernobi might prevail).

Friday, May 27, 2005 2:02:00 PM  
Blogger hostile17 quipped...

so what did you and Elias think of the new movie?
The project looks fun though.

Friday, May 27, 2005 4:02:00 PM  
Anonymous romaric quipped...

as for itunes...make sure you have the latest version installed. go to system preferences, and do software update. Are you using OSX? Try that. If not, you can try to delete the version of itunes you have and then reinstall it from

But def. see if you have the latest version installed.

IF you do delete your itunes and start fresh, make sure to do a search and delete everything that has to do with itunes.
let me know if that works.


Friday, May 27, 2005 10:34:00 PM  
Anonymous romaric quipped...

I creamed my pants at that darth wine εpisode. oh my god, so awesome. are you guys playrights or something? when is the next episode??!!

can you do a padme version with tequila?

I totally drink that!!!

Friday, May 27, 2005 10:36:00 PM  
Anonymous anna quipped...

i'm still in awe, rendered speechless... i've been dreaming of the day when someone would make Star Wars Puppetry accessible to the masses and that day has arrived.

move over martha! there's a serious tremor in the craft-making force.

(and so at a time like this, how can anyone in their right mind be talking about IPODS????)

Saturday, May 28, 2005 12:28:00 AM  

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