This super simple LEGO Star Wars Stormtrooper action figure looks complicated but is in fact super simple to draw. Follow the step-by-step instructions and pictures below to create yours.
What You Need:
- White paper or card
- A pencil
- Felt tip pens (ideally black, grey and blue)
How To Make:
- I drew my Stormtrooper onto an A5 sheet of card. To create A5 card or paper, simple fold an A4 sheet in half and then cut along the fold (picture 1)
- First start by drawing the top of the helmet by sketching one large semicircle (or moon shape) horizontally across your page and then two smaller semicircles attached to the bottom of the large semicircle with their concave side facing outwards on the vertical (picture 2)
- Then create two more vertical semicircular shapes (a bit more squashed looking this time and their convex shape facing outwards) – two on each side. At the bottom of each set of semicircles create an oval and draw a smaller oval inside (picture 3)
- Next add two squares – one inside the other and some semicircular ears on each side of the helmet (picture 4)
- Add the eyes and above it two lines with a small square on each end of one of them (a bit like a castle wall effect). Plus an open bottomed triangle shape for the nose area (picture 5)
- Add some extra details (picture 6)
- Now to create the body draw a large trapezoid – a square with a longer bottom than top (picture 7)
- Draw on two arms. To make this easier draw the line that creates the bottom of the arm first then join it to the top of your body, curving the line as you go (picture 8)
- Add a thin rectangle running horizontally along the bottom of the trapezoid and then two vertical rectangles to create legs (picture 9)
- Add some hands. To make this easier draw one circle inside a larger circle then use a rubber to rub a gap in each side and join the two circles together. Add some lines to the legs to split them up into squares and smaller rectangles (picture 10)
- Now outline all your pencil work in black pen (picture 11). Once you have finished use a rubber to erase the pencil lines
- Finally add any more details you wish to at the end, such as details of his Stormtrooper armour using your other felt tip pens (picture 12)
When you’ve finished you can add any shading or extra details if you wish (picture 12)
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 a LEGO Stormtrooper is made up of lots of 2D shapes and very simple lines. If your child finds a part hard to draw, encourage them to break it down into separate 2D shapes and then simply join them together.
This is also a great opportunity to introduce, identify and discuss 2D shapes. Also mathematical vocabulary such as horizontal and vertical, and convex and concave.
We always recommend wearing an apron or old clothes for any crafts.