Above are examples I made for the kids. The Clone Trooper was made using pipe cleaners through bendy straws, color paper for the chest armor, and felt for the battle skirt. A fellow Star Wars fan from Texas helped cast the Clone Trooper helmets out of resin. Plasticine is good substitute for a head if you don't have any resources to cast resin.
Right before the Republic Gunship workshop started I told my program-helpers, "We must make sure all the kids are following the instructions to a T, so by the end of program they will be so happy about their creations that they'll want to play with it in the library." After the program, I took a peek outside of our craft room to see a bunch of excited kids running around with their Gunships, playing out their own battles in a galaxy far, far away. Usually, I'd tell kids to not run in the library but I made an exception for this one occasion.