Copying a drawing using step-by-step instructions is a great way to help children learn observational skills, size and scale and recognising shapes.
Note how this particular drawing of BB8 is made up of lots of 2D shapes and very simple lines. If your child finds a part hard to draw such as the cog shape for example, encourage your child to break it down into separate 2D shapes, i.e. a circle with rectangles around its perimeter.
We always recommend wearing an apron or old clothes for any crafts.
If you don’t have felt tip pens you can always use coloured pencils, paint or even just leave it black and white for a cool Line Art effect.