Last year, Star Wars: Visions on Disney+ offered fans a stunning new point of view on the galaxy far, far away. From new concepts of Jedi and Sith to wildly creative takes on familiar ships and vehicles, Visions is a masterpiece of innovation.
But the heart of the animated shorts were the droids, from the endearing T0-B1 to the guitarist K-344. TD-4 was Lop’s sidekick who played a vital role in “Lop and Ochō.”
TD-4 can accompany you on your culinary adventures as an eye-catching refrigerator magnet with this DIY! You don’t need to be a droid engineer for this build, but we do have some useful blueprints for you. Here’s how to use them to make your very own TD-4.
What You’ll Need*
- TD-4 template
- Orange craft foam
- Gray craft foam
- Black or black glitter craft foam
- Yellow craft foam
- Craft knife (optional)
- School glue
- Large light blue sequin
- Black paper
- Paper hole punch
- Orange glitter
- Turquoise or turquoise glitter craft foam
*The activities in this article should only be done with adult supervision.
The activities in this article should only be done with adult supervision.
Step 1: Print the TD-4 template. Cut out the pieces with scissors or craft knife.
Step 2: Trace the rounded rectangle marked “Gray x 2” twice on the gray craft foam. Cut out the pieces.
Step 3: Trace and cut out the small, rounded rectangle marked “Gray.” Draw a line across the piece at the halfway mark with the pencil.
Step 4: Trace and cut out the remaining template pieces as marked. You should have:
- Two gray rounded rectangles
- Small gray circle
- Small black rounded square
- Small gray rounded rectangle
- Two large orange rectangles
- Orange rectangular shape with notches
- Two orange strips
- Two yellow rectangles
- Gray handle shape
Step 5: Cut a small rectangle about .5 inches wide and 1.5 inches long. Glue it to the top of one orange rectangle. This is TD-4’s “neck” piece.
Step 6: Glue the two orange strips to the top and bottom edges of the other orange rectangle.
Step 7: Glue one gray rounded rectangle to the back of the orange neck piece.
Step 8: Glue the notched orange shape to the top of the other gray rounded rectangle. Glue the black rounded square and the small gray rounded rectangle inside the notches.
Tip: You may need to trim the shapes to get a snug fit.
Step 9: Glue the orange rectangle with the strips on top of the other orange rectangle. Let all glue dry.
Step 10: Glue the handle piece to the top of the gray rounded rectangle attached to the body.
Step 11: Trim the four corners of the orange body at an angle.
Step 12: Punch a hole in the black paper with the hole punch. Glue the black paper circle to the convex side of the sequin.
Step 13: Glue the sequin to the gray circle, then glue the eye to the center of the black rounded square. Let all glue dry.
Step 14: Glue the two yellow rectangles on the bottom half of the orange body.
Step 15: Glue the head pieces together.
Step 16: Spread a thin layer of school glue on the top and bottom orange strips of the body. Sprinkle orange glitter on top and let dry completely.
Tip: Use a dry paint brush to remove any stubborn glitter pieces from the rest of TD-4.
Step 17: Cut out a thin strip of the turquoise craft foam about the same size as the top of the handle. Glue it on the center of the handle.
Step 18: Cut a very small rectangle of the turquoise craft foam no taller than the orange strip you cut previously. Glue it to the top right of TD-4’s body.
Step 19: Once all glue is dry, flip the droid to the back side. Glue a magnet to the back and let dry.
Your TD-4 is complete!
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 bad dad jokes.
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