Glowing Celestial Orb Craft Inspired by Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2


In Guardians of the Galaxy, vol. 2, The Guardians (Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot, and Bradley Cooper as Rocket) must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Going into the movie, all we know is that his dad is “from the stars,” but there’s more than just the glowing celestial orb, craft excluded.

The very first time I saw the movie, one scene struck me and it’s kind of pivotal…and references keep coming up to it. (spoiler after the image, so don’t keep reading if you don’t want to see spoilers).

Celestial orb craft inspired by guardians of the galaxy volume 2

Peter shares a moment with his father, Ego, harnessing the light. What he does with it is surprising and yet not, because he forms it into a ball and plays catch with his dad. Playing catch is something that he always wanted to do with his dad and he had never been able to before. It was a touching moment where you get to see a softer more childish side. This of course before the rug is pulled out and all true colors are shown.

In my mind, the glowing celestial orb is symbolic of who is is, but also his relationship with his father, Ego as well as his “daddy” Yondu. So, I thought I would try my hand at creating a glowing celestial orb. Of course, mine isn’t created with cosmic power; more power of shopping at my local craft store and a little time.

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I picked up some wicker balls in the floral department that happened to be on sticks, some glitter blast paint (Twilight Sparkle) and some mini LED lights and got to crafting.

I started spraying the orb with the glitter blast spray paint and quickly realized since it was on a stick, it would be easier to spray standing it up.

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And since the ground was soft, it was really easy to place in the ground to finish paining and allow it to dry.

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Once dry, I removed the orb from the stick. I carefully pulled apart a section of the orb and shoved in some of the mini LED lights into it. Then I pulled those spaces back together so that the lights wouldn’t come out without serious effort.

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I was left with a glowing, sparkling cosmic looking celestial orb just as I had imagined. Perfect for playing catch with your dad, sibling, or anybody else. Or using it as a prop or accessory to your Halloween costume (Star-Lord and Ego costume paring anybody?)

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Even during the light of day, you can see the celestial orb glowing as you throw it.

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Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 Just in time for the release of the Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in stunning 4K Ultra HD format, providing consumers with the ultimate home entertainment experience with next-generation high dynamic range visuals and Dolby Atmos immersive audio. Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, the film’s storyline continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. This blockbuster sequel featuring the world’s favorite band of intergalactic misfits, blasts into homes on 4K Ultra HD™ and Blu-ray on Aug. 22. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand.

BONUS MATERIAL (may vary by retailer):


The Making of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” – A four-part, behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film, done in the style of classic-rock album liner notes.

Visionary Intro – Director James Gunn provides context on how he continues and expands the storylines of these beloved characters in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.”

Guardians Inferno Music Video – Join David Hasselhoff and special guests for a galactic retro dance party.

Gag Reel – Laugh out loud at all the hilarious off-script shenanigans and bloopers that took place on the set of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” featuring all your favorite Guardians.

Four Deleted Scenes – Check out four specific scenes that had to be cut from the film, including two extended scenes and two deleted scenes.

Audio Commentary – Check out a special narration of the film by director James Gunn, who guides fans through an inside look at the making of the movie.


All the features listed above plus four extra exclusives:

Three Scene Breakdowns (Digital Exclusives) – We’ll reveal the anatomy of a few key scenes from the film. Discover the process in bringing these scenes to life. It starts with a doodle and the rest is film history. Audiences will be given the option to view 5-6 layers of specific scenes in the film. Scenes include “Eclector Escape,” “Gamora and Nebula,” and “Rocket and Ravagers.”

Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout! (Digital Exclusive) – Get an exclusive sneak peek inside the most anticipated ride at Disneyland, Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout!. We’ll dig into the concepts and inspiration, and talk about what it took to bring the most epic ride at Disneyland to life.

Now that the movie is out, will  you be seeing it (again) or purchasing it? Think you will be making your own glowing celestial orb craft?

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  1. Pat Chance says:

    I liked the first one. Can’t wait to see the sequel.

  2. It turned out so wonderfully! I love the tiny lights… I didn’t know they sold those!

  3. Oh we are so excited to see this. I really love the craft you did! We would have fun making those!

  4. shelly peterson says:

    This is a great movie. This craft idea is pretty cool, my grandsons would love it.

  5. Julie Wood says:

    This is a really fun movie! I really like this craft and it is a fun one to make with the kids before they go back to school. Thanks for the idea!

  6. Looks so cool! I love this idea

  7. Those are very fun glowing orbs. I would put some newspapers down so you don’t paint the grass.

  8. This is a cool yet simple idea. We need more ideas like this for after we see the new movie on DVD.

  9. Francine Anchondo says:

    Love the movie and my kids would love to make this craft.

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