Do you love crafting and Star Wars? There’s nothing wrong with combining the two! See how to make this Mandalorian and The Child Water Bottle with Cricut. You may already have all the supplies on hand. This post contains affiliate links which, when purchased through, add no cost to the consumer but provide a small commission to this site to enable it to bring more Cricut and craft tutorials.
Cricut Design Space has expanded their licensed designs since those first days of offering images. I remember when Star Wars images became available. My family was excited, especially when I started cranking out shirts for them. One year, I made them all shirts that they wore to a Star Wars themed night at the minor league baseball field.
Cricut Design Space hasn’t disappointed with new Star Wars characters. I have a few family members who are Mandalorian obsessed. My son needed a new water bottle for when he returns to school, so I decided to make it fun with small images of the Mandalorian and The Child.
Choosing a Design Size for Water Bottles
When deciding upon a design size for water bottles, there are a few things to keep in mind.
- Larger images can sometimes be challenging to wrap flat around the water bottle. Larger images that are longer and adhere vertically on the bottle are easier, but large horizontal images may be tricky for crafters new to making water bottles.
- Smaller images (like the ones on this bottle) are much easier to adhere, but the smaller size is more tedious to weed.
I ultimately decided upon using multiple smaller images. They took a while to weed, but I was able to adhere them to the water bottle with no issues at all.
Supplies for the Mandalorian and The Child Water Bottle with Cricut:
- Cricut cutting machine: The Cricut Explore Air 2 series machines, Cricut Maker, or Cricut Joy will work with this project. I’m using the Cricut Joy.
- Permanent Vinyl: For the Cricut Joy, use Smart Vinyl. For other Cricut machines, regular permanent vinyl is great.
- Transfer Tape
- Cricut Weeding Tool
- Blank water bottle
- Mandalorian and the Child Image from Cricut Design Space. Click here to get my already-sized images! If you are not a Cricut Design Space subscriber (known as Cricut Access), there may be a charge for the image. See this article on the benefits of being a Cricut Access subscriber.
- Optional: Cricut Tweezers. These were helpful for me to place a few of the smaller parts that did not want to stick to the transfer tape onto the water bottle.
- Optional: StandardGrip Cutting Mat. Use this if cutting with a Cricut Explore or Cricut Maker machine.
How to Make the Water Bottle
Measure the water bottle to make sure that your image design will fit on the water bottle. Send the design to the Cricut machine for cutting.
After the design has finished cutting, weed the design with the Cricut Weeding Tool. This means removing any of the vinyl that doesn’t belong.
Cut a piece of transfer tape that will cover the image. Peel the white backing off the transfer tape. Adhere the transfer tape to the image. Press firmly over the entire image. Peel the backing from the image so that the image is on the transfer tape. The back, sticky part of the image should now be exposed.
Press the image and the transfer tape to the water bottle exactly where you want it to go. Smooth out the image so that there are no air bubbles. Press the entire image firmly.
Remove the transfer tape.
Repeat with the other small images until the design is complete.
After completing water bottles, I typically allow them to sit and cure for a few days before using them or washing them.
Here are a few other Star Wars Cricut creations: