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
Orange craft foam
Gray craft foam
Black or black glitter craft foam
Yellow craft foam
Craft knife (optional)
Large light blue sequin
Paper hole punch
Turquoise or turquoise glitter craft foam
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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