If there was an award for Star Wars parenting, this dad would a winner. For his 6-year-old daughter’s school project, John Stoddard recently constructed an EPIC Snowspeeder replica out of cardboard.
Every year, the school hosts a “drive-in” movie event according to Stoddard.
Where the kids and their parents are supposed to bring a cardboard car or spaceship to sit in while they watch a movie on the last day of school.
This year the super dad decided to build his own Star Wars vehicle from The Empire Strikes Back for his little girl. Here’s how he did it:
- An empty Cuisinart box was used as the cockpit
- Wings were created from a refrigerator box
- Discarded carpet tubes became the cannons
- Gummed paper tape and Duct tape were used to reinforce edges and connect various parts
After assembling the Snowspeeder’s body, the ship was painted gray and details such as the engine’s air intakes were added on. The orange colored stripes and more intricate details were completed by John’s wife, Aria. They even gave the ship a worn look by layering with blaster damage and weathering. Now that’s what I call teamwork!
Check out the final result:
Here’s a photo of the Snowspeeder next to the X-Wing fighter that John’s brother built for his son a couple of years ago:
The force runs strong in this family.
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