Friday, April 1, 2011

Jabba the Hutt Sculpture

Even you get crafted sometimes, Jabba!

You will need:
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Large bowl
  • Mixing spoon
  • Sharp knife
  • Paint (We used green, yellow, brown, orange and black.)
Recipe sound familiar? We halved the ingredients from this craft: to make Jabba.

How to:
  1. In a large bowl, mix flour, salt and water until dough forms.
  2. Shape dough into desired shape, making sure to flatten the bottom of sculpture so it will stand. Use knife to carve features into sculpture. If you make a mistake, just smooth dough out and redo.
    Jabba before being painted.
  1. Place on a microwave safe plate and cook at 20-30 second intervals for about 2 minutes, until dough hardens. (I ended up cooking ours for about 3 minutes, maybe a bit more. Since the sculpture was so much larger it took a bit more time to harden.) CAUTION: Dough gets very, very hot in microwave!! Let cool before handling.
  2. Once completely cool, paint sculpture to look like Jabba.

A rare photo of me and Elliott crafting together!

Jabba's Colors:
Mix yellow and a small amount of brown for Jabba's front.
Green for his back.
Jabba's back
Orange and black for his eyes.
Close up of Jabba's face

Why the vile gangster Jabba the Hutt? Well, for one thing, you don't find too many action figures of Jabba. For another, Jabba has a relatively easy shape to work with. This is, by far, one of the crafts that I am most proud of. Not only does Jabba look freaking awesome, he gets so much play time that Han Solo would be ashamed. Cooking Jabba in the microwave flattened him quite a bit from what the original sculpture was, so keep that in mind. (I would make him a bit taller than you think he needs to be.)

Elliott's Evaluation:
I really liked painting him. I wanted him to have a smile, even though he's a bad guy. He is one of my favorite action figures. Why did Jabba capture Princess Leia? I think it's because he's mean.


  1. This is one of my favorites. Elliott, Jabba captured Leia because she was just as pretty as Aunt Michelle and he wanted to look at her all day long.

  2. That is awesome! Love it! :)