In order to make it you will need the following:
- Styrofoam Ball
- Paint brush – any size
- Red acrylic paint
- Gold puff paint
- Red and gold sticker jewels
- Hair clip
- Hot glue
Step One: Cut the Styrofoam ball in half. I found this more difficult than I assumed it would be and it took a lot more cutting than I thought it would. If you have something high powered that can cut it (such as a chainsaw), then you will save some time. I do not have one so I suffered through cutting it with a knife. Prepare yourself and BE CAREFUL!
Step Two: Paint each respective half with the red acrylic paint. You will need two coats. I also found that painting in a circular motion helped because of all of the bumps and cracks in the Styrofoam. Wait for it to dry. Luckily, acrylic paint dries quickly.
Step Four: Slowly squeeze the gold puff paint out in random lines across the headpiece. This is based on how much gold you want. I like a balance of the red and gold which you can see in my creation. If you like more of one color then determine that before you start putting the gold on. Do not brush the puff paint. If you do this then it will dry flat. Leave it as it is. It takes almost an hour and a half for puff paint to dry!
Step Five: Wait twenty minutes and then start adding the jewels. Be careful because the puff paint will still be wet. I spaced the jewels evenly over the headpiece and used an equal amount of red and gold. Once again this is up to your discretion. Personally, I thought Queen Amidala would have quite a bit of jewels but that may not be your take on it! Do what you wish!
Step Six: ONCE THE PUFF PAINT IS COMPLETELY DRY, flip the headpiece over and hot glue the hair clip to the back of the Styrofoam ball. The type of hair clip I used is pictured below. You do not have to use that type of hair clip. I have very thick hair and that is the only type that will keep the headpiece in place with my hair type.
I have started to make the Queen Amidala headpiece! I bought a styrofoam ball (the ones we used to make the planets models in the second grade), cut it in half, painted it red, and then used gold puff paint to make the lines.