Someone gave them to her, and a Max Rebo pin joined the collection later in the weekend. I decided to try the concept out, and while I don't think my pins are as cool, they're a little cute. They're addicting and extra fun because they don't require a huge list of supplies and they're sort of free form. You can capture a character mostly with the colors of felt you use; the shapes can be pretty loose. Aside from the hot glue, this is a fun craft for kids too.
You'll need the following:
- Felt (colors depends on the characters you want to make)
- Googly eyes or black beads
- Hot glue
- Maybe markers
- Needle and embroidery floss
- Pin backs
I decided to start with a Wampa and an Ewok. I pulled up some reference photos and then started with white felt for the Wampa. The bottom of a shot glass was the perfect size for a mini-Wampa head; I also made sure the pin back would fit on the circle.
Once the glue was completely dry, I trimmed the fur that was overhanging the Wampa's head and tada! Cute 'lil monster face!
I followed a similar process for an Ewok:
If you want to give the pins a little more substance, you can cut two of the primary shape, stitch them together, and stuff them with a tiny bit of filling.