Creativity // 26 AUG 2021
It’s just a simple profession, trying to make your way through the universe.
Going back to school means new clothes, new school supplies, and new books! Hire bounty hunter Boba Fett to keep a close eye on your texts and equipment or those of your youngsters throughout the school year with this DIY book cover.
Inspired by Boba Fett’s new look in The Mandalorian (and the title of the upcoming Disney + Original series Boba Fett’s book), this craft turns an old grocery bag and colorful paper into a Star wars book cover that is unique.
What you will need
- Book cover template
- Clean paper grocery bag
- Olive green, dark red, and black card stock or construction paper
- Fine red duct tape
- Metallic or other colored washi tape
- Masking tape
The activities described in this article should only be performed under adult supervision.
Step 1: Print and cut out the Boba Fett book cover template.
2nd step: Carefully remove the handles from the bag. Cut along a crumpled edge to the bottom of the bag. Then cut out the entire bottom of the bag and recycle it.
Step 3: Lay out the long sheet of paper you should now have and place the open book in the middle. Fold and crimp the paper around the edges of the book.
Step 4: Cut the paper around the book, leaving at least two inches of space at the top and bottom and on the left and right sides.
Step 5: Trace and cut out the helmet detail designs onto the black and dark red card stock. Glue the black T-shape onto the red visor shape and let dry.
Step 6: Next, trace the helmet template onto the front of the book cover. Carefully cut it out of the book cover.
Tip: Use a craft knife to make a slice in the center of the shape and get you started.
Step 7: Flip the book cover inward. Fold the top and bottom edges along the folds you made earlier and glue them together.
Step 8: Draw a thin line of glue around the cutout shape of the helmet as close to the edges as possible.
Step 9: Gently press the entire sheet of olive green paper against the glue. Let dry.
Step 10: Flip the book cover forward. Glue the details of the black and red visor to the helmet and let dry.
Step 11: Cut four small, thin strips from the red paper, no more than half an inch. Line up the pieces and glue them on top of the visor on the right side.
Step 12: Slide the book through the front and back flaps.
Step 13: Close the book. Secure the front and back by taping the corners with red tape.
Note: Make sure you only glue paper, not the book itself!
Step 14: Decorate the cover as desired. Some suggestions include metallic washi tape, scribbles, Star wars stickers, and more.
Your Boba Fett book (cover) is finished! Show it to school, and maybe you’ll do a new one Star wars friend or two.
Looking for more Star wars school supplies? Check out StarWars.com’s guide to a slew of new releases that will take the galaxy far, far into the classroom (and dormitory).
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 crafts.
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