Drawing on our Imagination! (DIY Star Wars Crayons)

DIY X-Wing Crayons (from Silicone Mold) /// Check out our blog for lots of Star Wars Party crafts and ideas /// #starwars #starwarsparty #maythefourthbewithyou #starwarsbirthday #crayon #partyfavor #xwing maythefourthbewithyoupartyblog.com

One of the marvelous things about the Star Wars franchise is how it engages people’s imagination.  Just like countless other kids in the late 70’s, the hubby spent a good chunk of his time drawing TIE-fighters and pretending to be shooting at stormtroopers. Now a generation later, our kids are drawing X-wings and having Lightsabers fights.

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Sorry, I was so Sluggish in Posting! (Space Slug Gift Wrapping)

Space Slug Gift Wrapping and Paper Crafts /// Check out our blog for lots of Star Wars Party crafts and ideas /// #starwars #starwarsparty #maythefourthbewithyou #starwarsbirthday #spaceslug #papercraft maythefourthbewithyoupartyblog.com

M4P friend Gene Ha will tell you this gift wrap is NOT a space slug, it is a lobster claw… 

Of course he has a compelling argument…  He bought the Admiral Ackbar bobble-head that was inside for me (yeah!!!), AND he created the wrapping.  And as all of Gene’s fans know, Gene has a somewhat warped sense of humor, so a lobster claw wrapping makes perfect sense to him.  Calamarian… Red gourmet seafood… Lobster.

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DIY Party Yoda Shirt

DIY Yoda May the Fourth be with You Party T-shirt. This and many other patterns can be downloaded from our blog. /// Note: Patterns are ©, and your work must include © if posted, and can not be sold. See blog for complete ©. #Yoda #starwars #tshirt #starwarsparty #maythefourthbewithyou #starwarsbirthday #starwarscostume maythefourthbewithyoupartyblog.com

Never mind the mere 7 weeks until Christmas. Today, there are exactly 6 months until May the Fourth!!  So maybe a “Happy May the Fourth be with You and a half” is in order…

This made me realize that there are patterns and downloads we promised to post, and just never got to.  So lets try to get through our backlog, shall we!  And since we are already talking about May 4th, lets start with another one of our popular “May the Fourth be with You Party” shirt designs.

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My Mom Loves Me! (DIY Flags)

Star Wars Garland and Flags (Downloadable Pattern) // Check out our blog for lots more Star Wars crafts and decor. // #starwars #starwarsparty #maythefourthbewithyou #starwarsbirthday #banners #stormtrooper maythefourthbewithyoupartyblog.com

My mother says she hates Star Wars (or “Star Tracks” as she calls it).  Hate is a strong word, but she just does not understand why anyone could possibly be interested in it. She does however love interior design and decorating, and she is amazingly good at it – in addition to being very creative. And being my mom, she wants to support all my endeavours!  So she has been calling me with ideas of things to feature on the M4P blog. Thus we are going to start a new feature here at on our blog: M4P Mom. She already has a whole list of suggestions for cool Star Wars Day decor and party ideas. As we create them, I will take photos and write the how-tos here. THANKS mom for always being my biggest fan and champion.
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Admiral Ackbar Perler Bead Coaster

Admiral Gial Ackbar Perler Pattern /// We add new patterns to our blog every week! Click the URL and follow us to make sure you don't miss any! /// Star Wars perler, hama bead, cross-stitch, knitting, Lego, pixel pattern /// Note: Patterns are ©, and your work must include © if posted, and can not be sold. See blog for complete ©. #pixel #pixelart #perler #perlerbeads #hama #hamabeads #starwars #crossstitch #lego #knitting #mosaic #ackbar #admiralackbar maythefourthbewithyoupartyblog.com    Admiral Gial Ackbar Perler Pattern /// We add new patterns to our blog every week! Click the URL and follow us to make sure you don't miss any! /// Star Wars perler, hama bead, cross-stitch, knitting, Lego, pixel pattern /// Note: Patterns are ©, and your work must include © if posted, and can not be sold. See blog for complete ©. #pixel #pixelart #perler #perlerbeads #hama #hamabeads #starwars #crossstitch #lego #knitting #mosaic #ackbar #admiralackbar maythefourthbewithyoupartyblog.com

Admiral Ackbar is one of my favorite Star Wars characters.  (…and I promise, it has absolutely nothing to do with that fact that I do really enjoy a nice plate of deep-fried calamari…).  Visually,  he is a very well-designed character.  The puppeteer Timothy M. Rose, the designers and crew did a fantastic  job making him come to life.  These days, we have gotten so accustomed to CGI, that seeing puppets (when done well), gives me new-found respect for the art form.  I am starting to think that maybe CGI is not necessarily the best way to create visual effect.  Maybe it is becoming too much of a go-to, or a crutch?  Maybe it has become… a trap!
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