Stormtrooper Art Project: How to Make Your 5 Year Old Boy’s Whole Life

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This past summer Beckett turned 5- the glorious age when you’re still really cute and funny, but the whining is hanging on, you’re learning to read, and your body is weird and bendy and you’ll never make drawings as cool for the rest of your life.


5 year olds make the best drawings

Little B has been on a Star Wars kick for quite a while now, enamored especially with all things Darth Vader. He wants to be Darth when  he grows up, and he regularly shoots us the choke grip. Storm Troopers were at first especially appealing to him as he worked his appetite for evil up to fully embrace the king of the Dark Side.



Now. As you all know if you are Tiny Rotten Peanuts superfans, my awesome husband Christian makes the best things in the whole world, and this present he made for Beckett’s last birthday is no exception.

Stormtrooper art DIY

stormtrooper mask art diy

He found a printable stormtrooper mask on the internuts and printed it out. Then he placed a blank piece of drawing paper over the mask printout on top of a light box. Of course, you can hold these up to the window as well- I would suggest you use some blue painter’s tape or masking tape to secure the papers to the window so you can take a pee break if you need to.

I can’t remember if he just thought up what he was going to write as he did it, or if he pre-wrote some stuff, but it was all very sweet and it made me love him more, so this would be a good way to impress your wife, all you fellas who read my craft posts.

Another idea to make it a bit easier would be to trace the lines of the mask printout onto the drawing paper and then write the words out when the papers are not taped up to the window.

Stormtrooper wall art DIY

Does this project seem familiar? It’s very much like the thumbprint self portrait project I posted a few weeks ago. In fact, you could let your wee child do this project if you aren’t crazy about trying to think up sweet things to write about them. Maybe you’re more of a hugger and less of a writer.

So? Ya gonna do this? You’re thinking of substituting a Smurf outline for the Stormtrooper, aren’t you? Thought so. Just remember I like to see any and all projects on my Facebook wall, so feel free to post ’em there.


  1. 01/29/2015 / 12:12 pm

    This is such a great present for your cheerio eating 5 year old stormtrooper! I just love personalized gifts and and fun writing like yours!

    • 01/31/2015 / 7:51 am

      Thanks, Ann! Personalized gifts. Yep, they’re something- you always expect to get them from your kids as a parent, but it’s really fun to turn the tables and give them something handmade!

  2. Linda
    03/08/2015 / 7:11 pm

    I just bookmarked this to make for my son’s 10th birthday in July. Thanks for the amazing idea!

    • 03/08/2015 / 8:20 pm

      Oh, I’m so glad you’re going to make one! I just love this every time I see it hanging in my son’s room.

  3. 09/22/2015 / 10:56 am

    This is amazeballs!!!

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