Aren’t You a Little Colorful for a Stormtrooper? ‘Star Wars’ Watercolor for Kids

Have you ever looked at a stark stormtrooper and thought, “That guy could use a splash of color!” If so, this is your chance to put your own spin on a stormtrooper with this creative watercolor painting perfect for you and the kids.

What You Need

Photo: Kelly Knox
Photo: Kelly Knox
  • Watercolor paper
  • Watercolors
  • Paintbrush
  • Black Sharpie
  • Stormtrooper template (link below)

Get Started!

Begin by drawing a First Order stormtrooper with the Black Sharpie marker, or by printing this stormtrooper template to trace. (The original drawing is a Captain Phasma coloring page from the fantastic Star Wars Reads Day activity kit.)

If you print the template, you may want to hold it against the window to see the lines under the thick watercolor paper. Trace the stormtrooper with the black Sharpie marker.

Photo: Kelly Knox
Photo: Kelly Knox

Add two lines on the bottom of the stormtrooper helmet to add even more color to the painting. Color in the eyes completely with the black marker.

Photo: Kelly Knox
Photo: Kelly Knox

You’re ready to begin painting! There’s no wrong way to paint the helmet, but painting in every section makes a very colorful trooper.

Photo: Kelly Knox
Photo: Kelly Knox

Finish the painting, including the background, and let it dry completely.

Everyone in the family can paint their own unique stormtrooper, and you can group the paintings together on the wall for a geeky art project that pops!

Photo: Kelly Knox
Photo: Kelly Knox

Kelly Knox is a freelance writer in Seattle, WA, where she contributes to local parenting magazines. She also writes for StarWars.com, Geek & Sundry, Forever Young Adult, and more. You can find crafts and art projects for geeky families at her blog The St{art} Button.