Jabba the Hutt Craft Sculpture


It’s a whole week off from school right now so it is all staying sane and finding ways to keep this guy busy and entertained. A while back we were at Michaels and we came across a Star Wars arts and crafts book that showed how to make a Jabba the Hutt sculpture out of 3 simple ingredients: flour, salt, and water. We decided to give it a try.

We also gathered inspiration from a blog post I came across at: http://craptasticcrafts.blogspot.com/2011/04/jabba-hutt-sculpture.html

Dough Ingredients:

1/2 cup flour

1/2 cup salt

1/4 cup water (I found that I needed to add a tad bit more water til it become a little more doughy and less crumbly)

After we mixed all ingredients into a thick and pliable dough, we began to form Jabba into, well, ….Jabba.

There wasn’t really much to him. Flat on the bottom, a tail that curls out in front of him, a fat body and head, and short little arms sticking out from his body.

We then used a knife to carve in his face and a few wrinkles on his tail and front area. Anthony felt excited as Jabba was starting to “come to life”.

All set. Next step was cooking Jabba. We placed him in the microwave for 30 second intervals at a time (which was suggested on the blog post above that we were following.) It took several minutes of this until the dough hardened all over. Let him cool down for a while afterwards before handling.  (Note: His face also scorched a bit on the last round of heating so we went ahead and painted him with an an all over light beige color of paint after he cooled down. It covered it up perfectly.)

Next step was painting. We mixed a green with a little white to make it into a lighter green, and painted that all over his back and top of his tail.

Then we mixed a teensy bit of yellow in with the beige to paint the front. Dark orange eyes with black pupils. I also painted a very little amount of brown into his creases/wrinkles to make them stand out a little more.

And that was all there was to it!

Hello Jabba. 🙂

(Thank you to my lovely assistant, Anthony. He is almost 8 years old.  He is a little artist who enjoys all types of arts and crafts and he is especially talented at drawing. 🙂 )


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