Create cute R2D2 treat boxes for Star Wars fans! Filled with Lifesavers candy, these make great gifts and party favors.
Hello Crafty Friends! Today I have a fun Star Wars-themed craft project to share with you. The movie is coming out soon and I have been seeing Star Wars everywhere. I decided to join in the fun by making a couple R2D2 treat boxes. They are perfect for party favors or gifts for fans. I made a couple of these cute boxes to bring with me to a watch party of the new movie. Filled with Lifesavers, they were fun thank you gifts for our hosts.
These Star Wars treat boxes are made using paper mache cupcake boxes I found at Joann Fabrics. I have also found them on Etsy and at other local craft stores. They are the perfect shape for making R2D2. Creating the first box took the longest, trying to figure out where to put all of R2D2’s features. Once the first box was done, it was easy to copy it on the other boxes. Below is the tutorial, I hope you enjoy!
How to Make R2D2 Treat Boxes
- Paper Mache Cupcake Boxes
- White acrylic paint and Silver acrylic paint
- Blue permanent marker, red permanent marker and silver permanent marker – or blue and red acrylic paint (I ended up using markers after finding it easier than the paint!)
- Paint brush
Step by Step Tutorial
Step One: Paint the cupcake treat boxes with acrylic paint. First, paint both the top and bottom of the boxes white. Let the first coat dry then apply a second coat, but this time use silver for the second coat on the top of the box.
Step Two: Use a pencil to add an R2D2 design to the box. My R2D2 is definitely not exact, but I did try to get the major features in the right spot. I Googled “R2D2 layouts”, “R2D2 top” and “R2D2 back” and was able to get a rough idea of where everything went. I drew in pencil and was able to erase my lines and adjust things until I thought it looked good. For the bottom of the box, I started with the front section and worked my way around. For the lid, I started at the center and worked my way out.
Step Three: Add color to the R2D2 box using paint or markers. I had planned to use acrylic paint to the boxes, but quickly realized I wasn’t able to keep my hand steady enough to get really thin lines. I found using marker was way easier. I colored in all of the blue parts first using a blue permanent marker. Next, I used a grey colored pencil to go over all of my pencil lines. I could have used my grey marker, but found mine was too dark.
Step Four: Fill the boxes with small treats and enjoy! You could fill these boxes with anything – they are a great size for candy, cookies, and of course LifeSavers! If you are using treats that are not individually wrapped you may want to use a cupcake liner on the inside of the boxes.
I hope you enjoyed these cute droid treat boxes! Below are a few more of my favorite Star Wars craft projects!