Hang Around with Mynocks Thanks to This DIY Halloween Decoration

Yeah, that’s what we thought. Mynocks.

Ready to add more beastly things to your Halloween decorations? Hang a banner of mynocks on your mantel for some Star Wars-style scares! Mynocks were first seen hanging around the Millennium Falcon in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. But don’t worry, these clingy creatures won’t chew your power cables.


Let’s go grab a few materials and get ready to make some mynocks. Shoo, shoo!

What You’ll Need*

  • Printed mynock template
  • Olive green construction paper
  • Olive chenille stems
  • Googly eyes
  • Mini clothespins
  • Olive green paint
  • String, about five feet long
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pencil

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

Get Started!

Step 1: Print and cut out the mynock template.

banner of mynocks step 2

Step 2: Trace the template on the olive green paper. Carefully cut out the mynock.

Step 3: Fold and unfold the wings at the points to give them some shape.

banner of mynocks step 4

Step 4: Next, cut the chenille stem in half. Bend it into a circle the same size as the mynock’s head, trimming it to match the shape.

Step 5: Glue the chenille stem circle to the mynock’s head and let dry.

banner of mynocks step 6

Step 6: Next, glue two googly eyes on either side of the mynock’s head and let dry.

Step 7: Repeat these steps for the number of mynocks and length of banner you’d like to make.

Step 8: If you are using mini clothespins to hang the mynocks, paint them a matching color to the construction paper you used. Let dry completely.

banner of mynocks step 9

Step 9: Attach the mynocks to the string. You can use the mini clothespins, clear tape, or glue to attach each flying figure to the string. Put them in different poses to make them look like they’re taking flight.

Mynock Halloween banner finished

Hang your mynocks on the mantel or the wall for a subtle Star Wars addition to your Halloween decorations!

For a ghoul-actic collection of articles, crafts, and more, check out StarWars.com’s Halloween hub…if you dare!

Kelly Knox writes features and DIYs for StarWars.com. Her writing can also be seen on Marvel, DC Comics, IGN, and more. Follow her on Twitter at @kelly_knox to talk Star Wars, games, and crafts.

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