Here’s a great activity for you and your Star Wars loving kids, or maybe you just want to add this great project to your collection! Whatever your Star Wars preference may be this AT-ST marionette is really neat!
So my 6 year-old son (aptly named ‘Luke’) loves Star Wars, as what 6 year-old doesn’t, but he really loves the Imperial Walkers. I was around his age when I first saw Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and, Wow! It blew my mind. I must have chewed off my last fingernail in anticipation as the rebel Scouts on Hoth were looking into the snowy horizon for whatever impending doom I felt was approaching. The moment the 4-legged AT-AT’s (All Terrain Armored Transports) appeared my jaw, I’m sure, was sitting on the floor. Shown for a small moment in the background of the Snow-Speeder and AT-AT firefight that followed, was the AT-ST (All Terrain Scout Transport) or as Luke calls it, “The two-wegged walk-oh”. It wasn’t until Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi came out a few years later when the AT-ST was featured more prominently in the battle on Endor. I was recently reminded by my son how cool the walkers are and so decided to see if it were possible to make one from common household items and this is the result. May the Force be with you as you embark on your puppet-making adventures!