Club Jade Craft-athlon

To help celebrate the release of The Star Wars Craft Book on March 29, 2011, we’re having a craft-making contest. Del Rey is generously providing us with some cool prizes, including copies of Bonnie Burton’s book of cool Star Wars projects to make at home.

Get crafting!The Craft-athlon will have a number of events. Each event will involve making a Star Wars-themed craft item according to that event’s instructions. Participants will need to submit several photos of their craft to receive credit for having entered that event. Participants can only submit one entry per event, but are open to compete in all the events. All craft projects must be made within the Craft-athlon time period by the participant – previously made craft projects are not allowed.

The Events:
Event #1: Paper Bag Puppet
The craft challenge is to turn a paper bag (lunch size) into a Star Wars-themed hand puppet. Event #1 due date: March 21, 2011.

Event #2: Recycled Designs
The craft challenge is to turn household recyclable materials
into a Star Wars starship, vehicle or creature. For the base, use materials such as empty containers (boxes, cans, cartons, bottles) and other items that are typically disposed or recycled (paper, cardboard, plastic, etc.). Event #2 due date: March 23, 2011.

Event #3: Food for Thought
The craft challenge is to make a Star Wars-themed anything primarily using food items. The final craft doesn’t need to be edible, but the main artistic components should be recognizable food items. For instance, you can make 2-d art using candy, beans, or dried pasta, or make a sculpture using carved fruits or vegetables, or make and decorate cooked or baked goods. Event #3 due date: March 25, 2011.

This is what a toilet paper roll looks like.Event #4: Star Wars Roll Model
The craft challenge is to turn a single empty toilet paper roll into a Star Wars character. Event #4 due date: March 27, 2011.

Event #5: Vader’s Custom Tee
The craft challenge is to use an old Star Wars t-shirt or other geeky apparel item to make into something new. What can you make with an old Star Wars shirt? Event #5 due date: March 29, 2011.

To submit an entry:
Send an email to clubjadecrafts @ gmail . com with the subject line being the name of the event. In your email include:

  • Your name
  • The title of your creation
  • List of materials used
  • Attach no more than 4 photos of the project, including one of the project in progress. Please keep total file sizes to less than 10 MB, and submit photos in a common image file format, such as JPG.

Dibs on the googly eyes!Each event has its own submission deadline. Submissions must be received before or on that date, before midnight Pacific time.

While there will be multiple events, prizes will not be awarded for each event, rather overall prize winners will be selected. Winners will be selected through the determination of the judges based on number of events entered by the participant, craft quality and artistic value, and/or random drawing. The decision of the judges will be final. If you are selected as a winner, Club Jade will request your name and shipping address.

Del Rey is sponsoring the contest with the following prizes:

  • Grand Prize: The Star Wars Craft Book and The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, with bookplates signed by all six authors.
  • Second Prize: The Star Wars Craft Book and three hardcover Fate of the Jedi novels: Abyss, Allies, and Backlash, each signed by the author.
  • Third Prize: The Star Wars Craft Book and a paperback of The Force Unleashed novel, signed by the author.
  • Final Prize: The Star Wars Craft Book

The Club Jade Craft-athlon is open to all residents of the United States where allowed by law, except for employees of The Random House Publishing Group and the judges and contest officials for Club Jade. Membership in Club Jade is not required to enter the contest. Void where prohibited. No purchase necessary. By submitting, you grant Club Jade permission to use your photos on

If you have a question about the rules, post it here, and we’ll post back with an answer!

9 Replies to “Club Jade Craft-athlon”

  1. Personally, I think that the food challenge should require the items to still be edible (though, they wouldn’t have to taste good).
    I just think that it would be more of a challenge.

  2. Bonnie, feel free to play for fun! We’d love to see what creative ideas you come up with.

    This goes for everyone who would like to participate but otherwise is ineligible for the contest – you’re still free to come up with your own craft projects in each category and share them with us for fun.

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