TIE Fighter Splatter Art

Make a stylish TIE fighter painting perfect for framing -- or the fridge.

With this outdoor art project, you and the kids can create a sleek, cool TIE fighter soaring among the stars with just a few painting supplies.

This project is messy fun and, as a bonus, you can spray the kids and the sidewalk to cool down when you’re finished! Paint, sunshine, and Star Wars make the perfect combination for a summer afternoon art project.

What You’ll Need*

  • TIE fighter template
  • Black construction paper
  • White washable paint
  • Red washable paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Toothbrush
  • Scissors

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

Get Started!

1. Begin by printing this TIE fighter template. Cut out the shape.

2. Next, head outside and place the black construction paper on the sidewalk or grass.

3. Place the template on top of the paper, and use rocks to hold it down if it’s a windy day. Check to make sure the rocks don’t overlap the edges of the template.

TIE Fighter Splatter Art

4. Dip the paintbrush in the white paint and fling the paint on the paper to create a starry scene. (This is a messy technique and sure to result in paint flying all over the ground and on your kids’ clothes, so be prepared!)

TIE Fighter Splatter Art

5. To create a bold outline of the TIE fighter, grab a toothbrush that you won’t use again. Dip it in the paint and run your thumb across the bristles next to the paper to spray small stars around the TIE fighter.


6. Continue around the edges of the template until there’s enough paint to clearly show the TIE fighter when the template is removed. Let dry.

TIE Fighter Splatter Art

7. To add a little detail to make this TIE fighter a Special Forces TIE from Star Wars: The Force Awakens (minus the turrets), use the red washable paint to paint a small red stripe on the right side of the TIE.

TIE Fighter Splatter Art

Let all paint dry, and the TIE Fighter painting is complete and ready to hang ominously on the refrigerator.

Kids’ imaginations don’t have to be limited to just black and white! Re-use the template with different colors and paint to express their creativity.

TIE Fighter Splatter Art

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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