Creativity // NOVEMBER 4, 2021
This pretty porg is sure to get your guests talking.
The search for a Star wars twist on a classic craft this Thanksgiving? Run outside, collect some beautiful leaves on the ground, and get ready to craft. You and your family can bring Ahch-To’s porgs into your home without all the clutter and noise. (Well, maybe a bit of a mess.)
Turn two paper plates into an autumn theme Star wars conversation piece that you can post year after year. Here’s how.
What you will need
- 2 paper plates
- Black construction paper
- White construction paper
- Paper puncher
- Orange construction paper
- Gray construction paper
- Fall leaves (real or artificial)
- Black marker
- Masking tape
Note: The activities described in this article should only be performed under adult supervision.
Step 1: Start by cutting the inner circle of a cardboard plate with scissors. Cut it in half to make the head of the porg.
2nd step: Then draw and cut two circles about half an inch in diameter from the black construction paper.
Step 3: Poke two holes in the white paper with the paper hole punch.
Step 4: Draw a black circle on the orange paper. Draw a rounded rectangle around at least 3 inches long.
Step 5: Cut out the rounded rectangle, then trace it on the orange paper and cut it out to make a second piece.
Step 6: Glue the small white circles on the black circles to reflect the eyes. Then glue the black circles on the rounded part of the orange shapes and let dry.
Step 7: Fold the gray construction paper in half. Cut two wing shapes, about 4 “in length, with the scissors.
Step 8: Glue the fall leaves to the two wing shapes and let dry.
Note: If the leaves are real, the edges may curl as the leaves dry. Its good!
Step 9: Glue the orange eye shapes to the porg’s head. Cut off the excess orange paper around the rounded edge with scissors.
Step 10: Use the black marker to draw V-shaped nostrils between the porg’s eyes.
Step 11: Glue the head of the porg on the cardboard plate.
Step 12: With the black marker, draw a frown on the cardboard plate just below the porg’s face.
Step 13: Cut out two shapes of legs and feet, with the legs at least 2 inches long, from the orange paper.
Step 14: Glue the two feet to the bottom of the cardboard plate.
Step 15: Glue the two wings on each side of the cardboard plate.
Tip: Squeeze glue along the edge of the plate and gently place the wing on top.
Once all the glue is dry your porg is done! Use it in your holiday table decorations or hang it in the fridge. Your Thanksgiving guests will flock to see it!
Kelly Knox writes features and crafts for StarWars.com. His writing can also be seen on Marvel, DC Comics, IGN, and more. Follow her on Twitter at @kelly_knox speak Star wars, games and jokes about bad fathers.
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