Paracord Baby Yoda

45 Minutes | Scouts,Explorers | Indoors

How to make a Baby Yoda from Paracord



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Paracord Baby Yoda

45 Minutes | Scouts,Explorers | Indoors

  • 122cm green paracord
  • 122cm gold paracord
  • 10cm additional gold paracord
  • Marble / wooden bead
  • Keyring
  • Scissors
  • Lighter
  • Metal spoon

  1. First we are going to make the head – this is called the monkey fist
  2. Take your green cord and leave a tail, make three wraps around your first and second finger
  3. Whilst holding your first set of turns in place, place the marble in between your fingers, inside the wraps
  4. You are now going to make another three passes around the middle of the of the first three turns, securing the marble in the middle,
  5. Next, make your final 3 wraps around the previous wraps passing through the inside of the knot
  6. You should now have 3 wraps on each side
  7. We are now going to finish the knot
  8. Slowly tighten each wrap pulling them gently until they are all tight and you can no longer see the marble
  9. You should now have your monkey fist knot, or Yoda’s head
  10. To start making the body, we need to make sure that the two green cords are next to each other – you may need to thread one of them through a green pass
  11. Turn your monkey head upside down
  12. You are going to work on the body down towards the head, using your gold cord
  13. You are now going to make a cobra knot to make this
  14. Take the left hand cord, make a 4 shape over the right cord
  15. Bring the left hand cord behind and pull through the crook of the other side and pull tight
  16. Bend the green cord over the cobra knot so the cords are facing towards the head
  17. These are forming Yoda’s feet
  18. You are going to secure these into your cobra knots
  19. Continue doing the cobra knots, encompassing all four strands, until you have got your body at the length you want it
  20. We have done six
  21. Remember to alternate your knots
  22. Left side, then right side
  23. Pull your green strands down, so they are facing the bottom, then do one last cobra knot at the top
  24. These green cords are going to become Yoda’s arms
  25. You are now going to Cobra knot back down the body
  26. On the first knot, pull the green cord through so that they are at the front of the body
  27. On the last Cobra knot, loosen it and pull the cord through, tighten the knot and snip off the excess gold cord
  28. You are now going to take the lighter and melt the ends of the gold cord, and with a spoon, push down the melted ends do they bind with the body
  29. Take your green cord – the arms, and tie knots in the end
  30. Trim off the excess again, melt with the lighter and push into the knot with your spoon
  31. Now we are going to make Yoda’s ears
  32. Feed one of the green cords through the left hand side of the ear
  33. Decide how big you want your ears, trim off the excess
  34. Melt the ends with your lighter and join the two ends together
  35. Do the same on the other side
  36. You can gently heat the bottom of the ear to shape it if you like
  37. Take your last piece of gold cord, pass it through the middle wrap on the top of the head
  38. Feed your key ring onto the two ends
  39. Do a couple of cobra knots, cut them off the excess and melt the ends like we have done previously

  • Sealing the cord can be hot
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Paracord Baby Yoda completes requirements for the following badges

Cub - Our Skills Challenge


Scout - Craft


Scout - Pioneer