This week, I found a fabulous THEMED crafting book at the library! A long time ago, in a craftaxy far, far away…
This book has some truly unique and very creative ideas for making all your favorite nerdy knickknacks. I was immediately drawn to the AT-AT herb garden craft. What a great idea to take a machine built for destruction and make it grow flowers instead!
This craft was not especially difficult, however it was quite time consuming. I used the following supplies:
4 Pringles containers (with lids)
4 plastic instant soup containers (with lids)
1 plastic storage bin (no lid needed)
1 plastic berries container
1 crushed can
1 roll of duct tape
Step 1: Remove lids from Pringles containers.
Step 2: Wrap everything in duct tape!
Step 3: Using a hammer and a nail, nail some holes into the bottom of the storage container where the flowers will be planted so that the water can drain through.
Step 4: Tape Pringles containers to upside-down soup containers to make the legs.
Step 5: Tape Pringles lids to the middle of the Pringles containers to make the knees.
Step 6: Tape completed legs to the storage container to make the body.
Step 7: Tape the crushed can to the body to make the neck.
Step 8: Tape the berry container to the crushed can to make the head.
Step 9: Tape the straws to the berry container to make the guns.
My neck was a little droopy, so I taped a wooden dowel along the underbelly, neck and head of the AT-AT to support the structure.
Step 10: Fill the bed of the planter with dirt and plant the flowers of your choosing.
Some smurfs snuck into that photo too! And we have successfully turned evil to the side of good, while recycling and being green at the same time.