06 May 2016

BB-8 Droid Star Wars VII Papercraft

BB-8 or Beebee-Ate is a droid character in the Star Wars franchise, first appearing in the 2015 film Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Spherical with a free-moving domed head, BB-8 is portrayed by both a rod puppet and a remote-controlled robotic unit. (BB-8-Wikipedia)

Same as other spheres papercraft, BB-8 papercraft maybe difficult, especially for closing the last part. If you are new to papercrafting, you may try several times to have a better result. 
You can start and end at any part, as you want. I can't tell which way easier, but pdo file may help. Open it in pepakura viewer from tamasoftware.

Paper recommended 160-200gsm. If you resize the template, use thicker paper.

Download papercraft BB-8 Droid

Happy crafting!


  1. Awesome work! The first good-looking simple BB-8 I've seen. :D
    If you are interested in enhancing it, I'ld recommend the rotateable head, like in this(or just search for "robives android" if you not into links):
    It's expained step by step how to make it rotate, if you're interested, give it a try :)

  2. How do you add the rod on its head?

  3. Many thanks for the BB-8 paper model download. I used your pattern to create a flying model rocket.

    1. http://www.rocketryforum.com/showthread.php?142753-R2-D2-C1-10P-and-BB-8-Star-Wars-Droids&p=1736545#post1736545