It’s Time for the Jedi…to Make These DIY Porg Nesting Dolls

Create your own porg flock with this easy craft!

One of the breakout stars of Star Wars: The Last Jedi are the irresistibly adorable porgs. The cute creatures make their home on the island of Ahch-To, but you can make a different kind of porg nest for your own home.

A porg yells on the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon.

With just unfinished wooden nesting dolls and some paint, create a one-of-a-kind The Last Jedi craft that can make a perfect, personalized gift for the Star Wars fan in your life.

A group of nesting dolls painted like porgs.

What You’ll Need*

  • Unfinished wooden nesting dolls
  • Gold, light orange, light grey, black, and white acrylic paint
  • Black glitter glue
  • Clear acrylic spray paint
  • Black enamel dot stickers (optional)
  • Black permanent marker (optional)
  • Paint brushes
  • Pencil

*The activities in this article should only be done with adult supervision.

Get Started!

A craft table with paints, brushes and wooden nesting dolls being painted.

Step 1: Separate all wooden dolls and fasten them together. Begin by painting a white oval on the front of the nesting dolls for the porgs’ bellies.

Be sure not to use too much paint, as it can dry in the crack and inadvertently glue the two pieces of the body together; you can separate them slightly to make sure that doesn’t happen.

Let dry completely.

A craft table with paints, brushes and wooden nesting dolls being painted.

Step 2: Paint the two orange areas on the sides of the porgs’ heads, roughly where the eyes would be, and let dry.

For the largest doll, you can use gold paint instead of orange to make it stand out from the rest.

A group of wooden nesting dolls painted to look like Porgs.

Step 3: Paint two small white circles in the orange on the heads to mark where the eyes will be. If you have trouble painting circles, dip the end of the paint brush in the paint and stamp it like a stencil, and paint around it as needed. Let dry.

An artist paints a wooden nesting doll to look like a porg.

Step 4: Paint the rest of the body light gray. Use a dry brush technique around the orange areas if you want to create more of a feathered look.

Step 5: With the pencil, lightly draw the nostrils and mouth on each porg doll. Use the lines as a guide and paint the nostrils and mouth with the black acrylic paint. (If you’re not sure if you have a steady enough hand, you can use a black permanent marker instead.)

Step 6: Place a small amount of black glitter glue in each white circle to complete the eyes. Be sure not to squeeze out too much glue, or it may drip down the doll while drying.

Let dry completely.

An artist crafts a wooden nesting doll to look like a Porg.

If you prefer, you can also use black enamel dot stickers instead of the black glitter glue to make the eyes.

A group of wooden nesting dolls painted to look like Porgs dry on a plastic sheet.

Step 7: Once all paint and glue are completely dry, spray the dolls with a clear acrylic coating to make them shiny and sealed. Let dry.

You now have your very own little group of cute co-pilots! You can use the gold paint to add even more personality and unique touches to the designs, creating porgs like none other in the galaxy.

Kelly Knox is a freelance writer who loves creating crafts with her daughter. Follow her on Twitter at @kelly_knox, and take a look at her blog the st{art} button for more Star Wars art projects and craft ideas.

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