Craft-athlon: “What a piece of junk!”

The second event, Recycled Designs, from the Club Jade Craft-athlon got participants to build a starship, vehicle or creature by digging through their trash compactors and recycling bins for parts. Like a gang of industrious Jawas or kitbashing ILM modelmakers, our competitors assembled some pretty amazing recycled designs.

Our top crafter in this round is Michelle Brzozowski for her Red Leader X-Wing fighter, made out of items including empty paper towel and toilet paper rolls, chopsticks, empty glue stick tubes, and a plastic Easter egg.

Rounding out the finalists are Dajuan & Doug Kinney for their Paploo on a speeder bike, and Kitty Lewis for her Java Squadron X-wing fighter. The Kinneys used the entire recycling bin for the Fast and the Furball-ous, incorporating 8 glass and plastic bottles, several empty Lego boxes, plastic lunch meat tubs, and empty paper towel rolls. Lewis’ caffeinated starfighter uses some cannibalized coffee cups and lids, and straws. Watch out for the dark side of the roast, Luke!

While we are judging the third event, Food for Thought, there’s still time to get your entries in for the last two competitions: Star Wars Roll Model (toilet paper roll turned into a Star Wars character), and Vader’s Custom Tee (repurpose a Star Wars t-shirt or other apparel item into a new creation). Get the full details here on how to enter and be eligible to win cool prizes from Del Rey, including copies of Bonnie Burton’s The Star Wars Craft Book, coming out March 29!

Craft-athlon: The puppetmasters!

The Club Jade Craft-athlon judges had some tough decisions with the entries received in the first crafting event – the Paper Bag Puppets. All the submissions were great and when the judges combined their scores, we ended up with a tie for the top Star Wars paper bag puppet!

Congrats to Kitty Lewis for her Jedi Master Kit Fisto paper bag puppet and Tommy Garcia for his Boba Fett puppet complete with jet pack. Rounding out the top five, we had an impressive Boba Fett, a detailed Jabba the Hutt and a cute Salacious Crumb.

But the contest is still any crafter’s game – we’re now judging the second event: Recycled Designs for starships, vehicles, and creatures, but everyone still has time to submit in the final three categories: Food for Thought (food items as art media), Roll Model (toilet paper roll turned into a Star Wars character), and Vader’s Custom Tee (repurpose a Star Wars t-shirt or other apparel item into a new creation). Even if you haven’t submitted yet, you can still enter into any category for a chance to win one of our fabulous prize sets from Del Rey. Get the full details here!

Craft-athlon update: Send us your ship!

All wings report in! We’ve received a handful of entries for Paper Bag Puppet event in the Club Jade Craft-athlon and while we are judging your fine lunch bag creations, we’d like to remind you that tomorrow, March 23, is the deadline for Event #2: ‘Recycled Designs.’ Who can build the best hunk of junk in the galaxy… out of household junk – or recyclable materials? You can! Send us photos of your starship, vehicle or creature craft creation.

Friday is the deadline for Event #3: ‘Food for Thought’, where food items form the main ingredient in this artistic challenge.

Get the full rules and submission guidelines and check out the prizes from Del Rey at our contest page.

Craft-athlon: Get your paper bag puppets in!

Pocketbook by Dianna BatesStill working on your entries for the Club Jade Craft-athlon? We’ve already received a few entries, and we’d like to remind you that the deadlines for some of the events are coming next week! Be sure to get your photos submitted by the deadlines:

  • Paper Bag Puppets – Monday, March 21
  • Recycled Design vehicles, ships and creatures – Wednesday, March 23
  • Food for Thought artwork – Friday, March 25
  • Star Wars Roll Models – Sunday, March 27
  • Vader’s Custom Tee – Tuesday, March 29

To help inspire you in the contest, check out this zippered pocketbook made by Dianna Bates using some vintage Star Wars bedsheets. With a fully lined on the interior, it even has a cell phone pocket on the inside. Thanks to her husband Justin LaSalata for sending pics along. Check out the submission rules, get crafting and keep those contest entries coming!