Follow along as a crack crew of Crave-assembled crafters attempts projects from Bonnie Burton's "The Star Wars Craft Book." First up in the series, the Rebel fleet's own trap-detecting Admiral Ackbar. Essential tools for making your own paper-sackified Admiral Ackbar hand puppet: Bonnie Burton's book, scissors, felt, a hot glue gun, and brown lunch bags.
Admiral Sackbar can be made for about $20. The glue gun ought to run you about $4, and a packet of glue sticks for the gun will cost about $8. One-quarter yard of white felt, $2; and about $2 for small square pieces of felt colored golden yellow, beige, black, gray, and tan. A package of brown paper lunch bags shouldn't be more than $3.
Next, cut out felt to make Sackbar's mouth and nostrils, and glue them to the bag (notice a pattern here?). Measure the white felt so that it's long enough to wrap around the bag, then cut it to size and glue it to the bag to create a uniform for his body.
To make Sackbar's arms, we return to the white felt. Cut two pieces longer than they are wide, and cut fingers from the tan felt. Glue the fingers to one end of each piece of white felt, then roll the white felt into tubes, and glue them shut. Finally, as seen here, glue the arms to Sackbar's body.