My boys are a bit young to sit through a whole Star Wars movie (5-year-olds aren’t as interested in galactic politics as one might hope), but they definitely know what Star Wars is and they love the characters — especially Rey! And a great way to pass on your love of the Star Wars world is with fun crafts.
This R2-D2 pencil holder is easy enough for even young children (or craft-challenged parents) to handle; just cut out felt pieces and glue them to a tin can. Easy and organized!
If you’ve got a plastic milk or juice jug and some paint, you can be a Stormtrooper. Do you think we should tell the costume department that it’s this easy?
Once you have Stormtroopers, you’ll need to give your Jedis weapons to defend themselves. These pool noodle light sabres should do the trick.
If you’re a give-them-a-printable-to-have-20-minutes-of-peace kind of parent (no judgment), then this cut-and-fold Yoda papercraft will keep them occupied while you make some deep-fried Nuna legs for dinner.
Another simple paper craft is this Yoda put together from shapes.
This simple-to-sew Ewok toy looks like a great way to re-purpose a few pairs of brown pants after your kid wears holes in the knees.
I loved making toilet paper roll toys as a kid, and these Star Wars characters are so cute! I love how simplified the designs are.
Star Wars Day is a family affair! Get out the paints and craft supplies and and get creative with your kids! May the fourth be with you.