Craft a Nice, Juicy Gorg-ament for Your Holiday Tree

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Gorgs are delicious treats both on Star Wars Resistance’s Colossus station and in real life. But did you know they also make a perfect holiday decoration? Papier-mâché, wooden beads, clay, paint, and a splash of glitter combine to add a little personality to your holiday decorations, kids’ playrooms, or refueling station.

Kaz is shown in a scene from Star Wars Resistance.

What You’ll Need

  • Round papier-mâché ornament
  • Two large wooden beads
  • Air-dry clay
  • Model Magic clay
  • Cream, grey, turquoise, pale green, and black acrylic paint
  • Craft knife
  • Hot glue gun
  • Paint brushes
  • Glitter

Get Started!

Step 1: Begin by hot gluing the two wooden beads on top of the ornament on either side of the hanging string, opening side down. Let cool.

Step 2: Fill in the openings on the top of the beads with the air-dry clay and let dry.

Step 3: Next, use the air-dry clay to fill in around the sides of the bead, making the eyes look attached to the gorg’s body (the ornament).

Step 4: Shape eyelids for the gorg with the air-dry clay, and gently press the clay to the top of the wooden bead. Blend as needed and let all clay dry completely, preferably overnight.

Steps to make a glitter gorg ornament.

Step 5: Paint the belly of the gorg with the cream-colored acrylic paint. Paint the body and the eyelids with the grey paint and let all paint dry.

Step 6: Paint the gorg’s eyes turquoise and let dry before adding the pupils with the black paint. If you’re having trouble with the small dots in the pupils, dip the other end of the paint brush in the black paint and gently dot it on the wooden bead.

Step 7: Add two black dots on the front of the ornament for the gorg’s nose. Let all paint dry completely.

Steps to make a glitter gorg ornament.

Step 8: Use the Model Magic clay to make three small fin shapes. One will be the larger fin on top of the gorg’s head, and the other two will be smaller fins for the back of the ornament. Let the clay dry overnight.

Steps to make a glitter gorg ornament.

Step 9: Paint the fins a pale green and let dry.

Step 10: Hot glue the larger fin to the top of the ornament, and the two smaller fins on the back side.

Steps to make a glitter gorg ornament.

Step 11: Use silver or holographic glitter glue over the dry grey paint and let the glitter dry completely. Repeat on the belly with a white glitter, and let dry.

Your gorg ornament (or, if you prefer, gorg-ament) is complete! Make it together with your kids to celebrate Star Wars Resistance and the holidays this winter.

Steps to make a glitter gorg ornament.

Kelly Knox is a freelance writer who loves creating Star Wars crafts with her daughter. Follow her on Twitter at @kelly_knox.

Craft a Nice, Juicy Gorg-ament for Your Holiday Tree

Feast Your Eyes on These Gorg Cupcakes

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Star Wars Resistance has just begun and we’re learning more about what life is like on the planet Castilon in the Outer Rim. Between the Resistance and the First Order, the Aces defend the Colossus while still managing to have a little fun.

Eating and is a big part of downtime on the platform and gorgs are a specialty. Cute but also delicious, they’re best when swallowed whole (see Jar Jar’s attempt in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace) — still, it’s hard to devour such a sweet little face. Luckily, these cupcake versions are much less slimy and lot less vicious.

A gorg from Star Wars Resistance.

Finished gorg cupcakes.

Gorg Cupcakes

What You’ll Need:

  • Frosted cupcakes
  • White fondant
  • Lavender fondant
  • Blue candy melts
  • Light green fondant
  • Black icing

A blank cupcake for a Star Wars gorg cupcake recipe.

Step 1: Roll out the white fondant and use a 3½-inch cutter to cut out circles. Place over the frosted cupcakes, and smooth out the edges.

Lavender fondant placed atop a gorg cupcake.

Step 2: Roll out the lavender fondant and use a 3½-inch cutter to cut out circles. Cut out the lower third, creating a wave like pattern. Use icing to secure, placing over the top part of the white fondant.

Step 3: Use the back of a knife to poke two holes for the nose. Pinch the white fondant along the edge of the lavender fondant to create a lip edge.

Making eyes for gorg cupcakes.

Making eyes for gorg cupcakes.

Step 4: Create eyelids by placing a small amount of lavender fondant on the top edge of blue candy melts. Use icing to place on the cupcake to create the eyes.

Making gorg cupcakes.

Step 5: Roll out the light green fondant and cut out fin shapes. Place on top of the head.

Making the eyes for gorg cupcakes.

Step 6: With the black icing, pipe the eye details onto the blue candy melts, starting just under the eyelid.

Finished gorg cupcakes.

Step 7: Pinch the white fondant along the edge of the lavender fondant to create a lip edge. When the icing is dry the cupcakes are ready to serve.

Enjoy — and don’t worry. These gorgs don’t bite.

Jenn Fujikawa is a lifestyle and food writer. Follow her on Twitter at @justjenn and check her Instagram @justjennrecipes and blog www.justjennrecipes.com for even more Star Wars food photos.

Feast Your Eyes on These Gorg Cupcakes