Channel The Force With These Star Wars Crafts Perfect For Star Wars Day
Punch it, Chewie!
Margo Gothelf and Sarah Burns
Strap in, it's time to head to a galaxy far, far away. This Star Wars Day (or May the Fourth), celebrate your favorite characters with a day full of galactically fun crafting. See how you can make a lightsaber just like Luke's, mold a look-alike version of Jabba the Hutt out of salt dough, and learn how to recreate your favorite droids out of basic crafting supplies. Here are 10 crafts you can make to keep the force with you!
R2D2 Paper Craft
Sometimes it didn't seem like Luke Skywalker always recognized how incredibly lucky he was to have an actual droid of his very own, right? With this simple R2D2 paper craft, you can now make sure the galaxy's best Artoo unit gets the appreciation he deserves. While the droid won't be full of complex parts, it still makes for a pretty good sidekick. See how you can make an R2D2 of your very own over on Simple Everyday Mom.
Star Wars BB-8 Paper Plate Craft
BB-8 might just be the best character to come out of the newest Star Wars trilogy — sorry, Rey, Finn, and Poe! You just can't help but smile when the little droid goes speeding across the screen. Make a little droid of your own to roll around your house with this paper plate craft. The craft involves a lot of cutting, so it's great for those kids who need to practice their motor skills — and future droid-building talents.
Chewbacca Paper Bag Puppet
Have a brown paper lunch bag around? If the answer is yes, then you're already on your way to making this Chewbacca paper bag puppet. The only downside to this Chewbacca puppet? It doesn't make Chewie noises — so you better get practicing on your impressions. Find out what else you'll need to make your Chewy puppet complete over on A Grande Life.
LEGO Star Wars Building Ideas
Once you're done building your LEGO Grogu or the Millennium Falcon, repurpose the bricks and turn them into your favorite Star Wars characters. You can follow the guides over on Little Bins For Little Hands or go freestyle to make some of your favorite players from the galaxy. These simple brick designs are way less complicated than the LEGO models, so you can put your favorite Star Wars movie on in the background without causing any distractions.
Star Wars Stitch Craft
For when you've moved on from paper plate crafts but still want to make something to celebrate Star Wars Day, look no further than this Star Wars stitch craft. The simple craft uses a punch tool to trace out your favorite Star Wars characters and then uses embroidery thread to bring it all together. When it's done, place it in a frame and hang it up in your room to show off your handiwork.
Salt Dough Jabba the Hutt
Pool Noodle Lightsabers
Think you have what it takes to become a Jedi? Put your skills to the test and see just how well you can handle a lightsaber with this DIY version from Kids Activities Blog. The lightsabers are made out of pool noodles and duct tape, so while they might not have the true Kyber crystal strength, they'll still do a pretty good job of helping you with your training. Make a green one just like Luke's or turn to the dark side and go red like Darth Vader.
Baby Yoda and Mandalorian Paper Craft
Ruffles and Rainboots
The Star Wars universe is full of classic duos — Han Solo and Chewie, R2D2 and C3PO, and newer favorites like BB-8 and Poe. However, my favorite has to be Mando and Grogu and I think it's safe to say they are at the top of the list when it comes to the best pair in the galaxy. Recreate the iconic duo out of toilet paper rolls and relive their daring adventures throughout the galaxy — although you might want to skip out on the eating of the frog eggs this time around.
Lightsaber Sensory Bottles
Being a Jedi can be exhausting, amirite? Take a minute from fighting the Sith to recharge and relax with these lightsaber sensory bottles from Little Bins For Little Hands. When the bottles are ready, give them a good spin, just like you would a lightsaber, and watch the glitter and glow sticks go to work. Just don't mix this one up with your real lightsaber when you go protecting the galaxy!
Jedi Water Bottle Covers
It looks like the force is strong with your drink, thanks to these clever bottle covers. The nifty covers from Crafts By Amanda come together with a little felt and hot glue. Stick the Jedi covers over your reusable water bottle to keep the force with you, always.
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