Tuesday, May 12, 2009

How to make your own Yoda ears!

May 21st is Talk Like Yoda Day! And what better way to celebrate than by your wearing your very own Yoda ears!

You will need :

8" x 11" piece of green felt
8" x 11" piece of paper
2 green pipe cleaners
Fabric glue
1 writing utensil

Take your piece of paper.

Fold it in half.

Draw the shape below, and cut it out.

Take the cut out, which looks like an over sized sperm and put it aside.

Take your piece of green felt.

Fold it in half.

Take your cut out, place it on top the folded piece of felt, and cut out the shape of the sperm from your felt.

Now you have two green sperm! 

Cut an “x” out of the middle.

Just big enough to fit your ear through.

Notice how the ears just hang limp?

That’s what the pipe cleaners are for!

Curl the pipe cleaners around the ear holes, with the excess pipe cleaner running along the middle of the “sperm’s tail”. One cleaner per sperm.

Use the fabric glue to stick the shaped pipe cleaner to the green felt.

Let it dry.

When that doesn’t work, or you get tired of waiting, use your stapler and staples to staple the pipe cleaner to the green felt.

And you can bend and shape them however you want.

Now I have 52 more pairs to make. Anyone willing to help?

Feel free to steal these steps I have written and photographed for you all. Just please give me credit and link back to me.


Pagan Lizard said...

*mouth hangs open* uh... *closes mouth, deep breath* wha... *breath* that is SO EFFING COOL!!!

Suicidal Jane said...

I told you that you and Andy would want to play along at home! ^_^

sperkins said...

Great idea!! The step by step instructions and pics were very helpful. I used a thin sheet of green foam instead of felt and it worked really well too ~ THANKS!!

Suicidal Jane said...

You are very welcome, sperkins! I'm glad to have been of help.

Anonymous said...

Hello! For the owner of these pics, may I please use them? Thank you!

Suicidal Jane said...

Anonymous, as long as you link back to this post, you may use these pics. Thank you for asking!

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Anonymous said...

Made these ears for my 8-yr old costume day and he came in 1st place for homemade awesomeness. Thanks for helping me be the cool mom.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for helping me to save time.