You could recycle those leftover diaper boxes… or you could make your own AT-AT out of them #How-To & DIY#budget-friendly#diapering#diy#recycling#star wars June 26 | Guest post by Kelly McQuinlan All photos by Kelly. I have a dozen nappies boxes sitting around, and recently decided (whether out of a fit of stay-at-home-mum induced anxiety or just total creativity) to make an AT-AT out of them. My son naturally destroyed it three days later, but once he did I was able to snap a few shots of how I set up the structure in the first place: First, I used two boxes for the body, one full one for the middle, and a split box for the outer bits. I then used a third box to use as legs and main support for my creation. I folded these like a triangle to give it the most support and attached them to the body. I then made the other two legs to look more like my creation. So that the body and support legs could still slightly rest on these two legs, I've made them strong enough not to bend. The top and bottom part of the legs are basically three bits of cardboard taped together (with a circle to sit on the knee and hip). Related Post A full-size C-3PO costume and 5 other wonders kids can create from empty paper towel rolls Environmentalism, for me, is less about recycle and far more about reuse. "Recycle" smacks of some propaganda feel-good program for using too much crap in... Read more I then threaded each piece into each other and taped some more for support. I taped these to the body and used a small cardboard bracket behind them to hold them firm. And then I finally added the head! I made a neck to hold it to the body by just using the corrugated portion of the cardboard to my advantage by rolling it along the corrugated part, and made a pretty basic head . And voilà! My Star Wars AT-AT attempt, aka imperial walker… or as my mum calls it "the dinosaur." Join our community! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Guest post written by Kelly McQuinlan I'm Kelly, i'm a kiwi and a stay at home mum, photographer, author, and lover of all things quirky. http://www.mczany.com/ PREVIOUS From wrecked end table to rad planter NEXT Smudge your campfire with sage to keep bugs away Show/Hide comments [ 3 ] Well THAT'S awesome! 1000 points for thinking outside the box! (Har har, sorry, had to.) 10 agree Reply hehe thanks!!! Reply This is definitely going to be the first art project I do with my baby when she is born! 1 agrees Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Participate in this conversation via emailGet only replies to your comment, the best of the rest, as well as a daily recap of all comments on this post. No more than a few emails daily, which you can reply to/unsubscribe from directly from your inbox. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.