'Star Wars Craft Book': Darth Vader goes DIY

Set aside your Jedi mind tricks and get to work on Star Wars craft projects for all your geek friends with help from a new book.

I love "The Star Wars Craft Book" even for the cover. StarWars.com

Regular readers will recall that I am a fan of almost anything Star Wars-related. So when news of "The Star Wars Craft Book" showed up in my inbox this morning I started thinking about all the things that could keep a nerd like me busy.

Sure, I get a lot of my nerd gifts from the wonderful people at Think Geek , but sometimes you want to give someone something with an "I made this!" feel to it, and that's what this book is all about.

It has such crafts as the Chewbacca sock puppet, the Cuddly Bantha, and the Hanukkah Droidel. (I want all of those.)

I'm not particularly crafty, but I'm going to give this a try and see what I can make. It comes out March 29, but is available for preorder for $12.02 at Amazon. For the number of geeky gifts I can get out of this, it's for sure worth the price. I might even try to come up with my own. Who wants a Sand People sock puppet? Anyone?

About the author

    With more than 15 years experience testing hardware (and being obsessed with it), Crave freelance writer Matt Hickey can tell the good gadgets from the great. He also has a keen eye for future technology trends. Matt has blogged for publications including TechCrunch, CrunchGear, and most recently, Gizmodo. Matt is a member of the CNET Blog Network and is not an employee of CBS Interactive. E-mail Matt.


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