It’s May 4th, which is National Star Wars Day and we are celebrating by showing you how to make BB-8! Crazy enough, a BB-8 has been requested quite a few times! It’s a perfect craft to make for your American Girl Dolls so they can celebrate Star Wars with you! And doesn’t Grace look cute as Rey? Be sure to check out our other Star Wars crafts too!

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Materials Needed:

  • 1- 3 1/4″ Smooth Styrofoam Half Ball
  • 2- 4 1/2″ Smooth Styrofoam Half Ball or 1 Ball
  • Glue
  • Marbles or Beads
  • Toothpicks
  • BB-8 Printables


  • Print the printables on sticker paper if possible. If you don’t have sticker paper you will just have to glue them on the styrofoam balls. They will look the same it will just a little bit longer for them to dry into place.
  • You do not have to glue BB-8’s head on. We didn’t because we like it to move around. But, if you want it to stay in place just add a little hot glue to the toothpick on both sides.

Watch and tell us your favorite Star Wars character!

How to make BB8

How to Make BB-8 was last modified: March 21st, 2017 by Rudy

18 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

    1. The Doll Nook
      September 27, 2016 at 5:19 am –

      Star Wars is AMAZING! ONE OF MY FAVORITE SERIES! could you plz make R2-D2?

    1. 123 me
      May 16, 2016 at 8:21 am –

      very detailed. Amazing JOB!

    1. Lover of ag
      May 6, 2016 at 4:58 pm –

      That is so cool! I am a huge fan of Starwars.

    1. Annabelle
      May 6, 2016 at 4:55 pm –

      That is so cool! I am a huge fan of the force awakens.

    1. Savannah
      May 6, 2016 at 3:35 pm –

      How did you cut the marble for the eye?

        • Rudy
          May 6, 2016 at 4:43 pm –

          I didn’t cut it. It is a flat marble vase filler.

    1. Arianna
      May 6, 2016 at 7:48 am –

      I LOVE STAR WARS!!!!!!

    1. Sarah
      May 5, 2016 at 3:44 pm –

      Where did you get the clothes????? I am a BIG fan and would really like to know!

    1. Julia M. H.
      May 5, 2016 at 2:10 pm –

      LOVE. THIS. CRAFT!!!!!!!!!! You should make R2D2!!!! I like Han Solo and Luke Skywalker the best!

    1. Laura B
      May 5, 2016 at 2:02 pm –

      I love it. Such a great idea, thank you.
      I’m planning my son’s Star Wars birthday and might use this as a craft for the boys to make.
      My favorite character is Leia Organa, can’t beat a strong woman.

    1. S.
      May 5, 2016 at 1:36 pm –

      I’m not much of a Star Wars fan, but one of my best friends is. She’s going to love this. Thanks!

    1. Kenedi H
      May 5, 2016 at 12:45 pm –

      That’s a great idea

    1. Kaitlyn
      May 5, 2016 at 10:14 am –

      Grace looks really cute!

    1. Emily Preston
      May 5, 2016 at 8:46 am –

      Wow! Our whole family are BIG Star Wars fans! I’m not sure if I have a favorite character! I like Princess Leia and Obi Wan Canoby. I have only seen the 1-4 episodes, but I am planning on watching the 5th one soon! In other words, I don’t know who BB8 is. I also like R2D2. That’s his name, right? Anyways, this is a great idea! I never would have thought of using styrofoam balls for this! Great idea! Can you maybe make nail art tutorials? That would be very helpful! Thanks! ~Emily

    1. Sara
      May 5, 2016 at 5:57 am –

      Oh My Goodness! This is so perfect! I LOVE STAR WARS! The new movie was great! I searched up Is BB-8 a boy or girl and it says boy. But this is an awesome video! My favorite character is Chewbacca because he is so cute and lovable but epic at the same time!

    1. Rebecca
      May 5, 2016 at 4:35 am –

      Grace looks FABULOUS as Rey!! I also love this craft, I would’ve never thought of a way to make BB-8. Did you make Grace’s costume? I was just wondering since Rey, is my favorite character.

    1. Ag lover
      May 4, 2016 at 6:14 pm –

      Yay first comment Please make Girl Scout cookies