We are huge Star Wars fans and CANNOT wait when a new movie finally gets to the theaters. I have planned a special outing for our family that is going to be epic so we can see Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker on opening day!! Until then, I thought it would be fun to share a couple really amazing Star Wars crafts for kids. These crafts are sure to excite any Star Wars family with awesome light saber crafts, plenty of jet fighter DIY ideas, and character creations you will want to make instead of Christmas crafts! This post contains affiliate links.
Star Wars Family
Are the kids (or you) Star Wars fans? We’re kind of a Star Wars family… Tag @leftbraincraftbrain on Instagram if you want to share your Star Wars family pics with me. I’d love to see the fun stuff you’ve been doing.
Star Wars Crafts for Kids
Every time a new Star Wars movie comes out, we love to break out the droid, lightsaber and Darth themed activities at our house. Here are a few of my favorites.
Light Up May the Force Be With You Cards
Add a little STEAM to your Star Wars crafting! We have made these special cards for several different occasions in our house. They are just the thing to celebrate a brand new Star Wars movie and to help kids create their own, working light up cards.
Star Wars Inspired Paper Plate BB-8 Droid Craft!
Every Star Wars fan fell in love with BB-8 in The Force Awakens. He is the hero in that movie, in my opinion. Loyal and dedicated to the cause! I love the color pattern on his little droid self too. And his silly little sounds.
Check out this great BB-8 craft that you can make with just a couple things you already have in your craft closet or those extra paper plates from holiday gatherings!
There’s not always time to cut out little construction paper pieces. If you need a quick Star Wars craft, check out this printable set of Star Wars character paper crafts. They are easy for print and play!
You may also print these on the grayscale and color your own with colored pencils before folding and taping.
Want to make something worthy of hanging on the wall? This Death Star art is gorgeous. It would look awesome next to this Millennium Falcon blueprint art.
Baby Yoda Keychain Charm I had to slide a new one in here too… If you’ve been watching the new Mandalorian show, you’ve obviously fallen in love with Baby Yoda!! Make this adorable charm for your backpack or keys.
No-Sew DIY Princess Leia Costume
Of course our little lady would not venture out to see a Star Wars movie without being in costume. I love this no-sew idea. So simple and easy to do. All you need is a couple pieces of fabric and tap. Can’t get much easier than that!
Chewbacca Craft from Paint Stir Stick
I. LOVE. THIS!! I can’t believe I didn’t think of using brown faux fur before. The fur will make any Chewie craft look just like the real character. Grab a free paint stir stick from your local hardware store and the rest of the materials you already have in your craft boxes!
We love making homemade soap in our house! It’s a quick and easy project and anything that makes the kids wash their hands more is a win in my book. Plus you can choose whichever characters your kids are into? You make the choice, Light Side or Dark Side…
Star Wars Toilet Paper Rolls Characters for Creative Play
Here’s another time to tap into your cardboard roll stash! These characters are awesome. All you need is a pencil and a little paint.
Make a whole set to add to your creative play before you see Rogue One. Then add new characters after the movie. We like to keep these crafts in a box when they have lost their excitement, then reintroduce them in a month or so. Kids always love making their own toys!
Here’s something for your older kids. Use the free printables Star Wars themed templates to create your own outline to stitch. Then use all different colors of embroidery floss to stitch your favorite Star Wars characters.
This is a good one for Mom or Dad to do while the other kids create with paper or paint. I am printing off Boba Fett!
Star Wars BB-8 Inspired Play Dough
I love creating an open invitation to create. This one is BB-8 themed and super simple to setup. The secret to this craft is the addition of styrofoam balls. They were a hit and helped us make bigger droid than we could have with just playdough.
This open ended play invitation created hours of entertainment for a girl who is an only child. That’s saying A LOT! I hope you set one up today and see what your kids come up with.
How to Make a Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter Out of Office Supplies
This is such a creative idea! You can leave the craft closet and head over to the office for this craft. Using paperclips, Sharpies, binder clips, and tap you can make your own Starfighter. There is a lot of room for creativity in this craft!
No craft list would be the same without some kind of Lego building idea! We are Lego fans as much as we are Star Wars fans. You may use any colors or pieces you already have in your Lego stash to make fun figures like the Death Star, Yoda, or R2-D2.
Star Wars STEM and STEAM Activities for Kids
Also be sure to check out this list of Star Wars activities that include a bit of STEM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities in with the fun!
Or download these super fun Star Wars STEAM Challenge Cards!
To have these fun, printable Star Wars STEAM Challenge Cards emailed to you, simply fill out the form below.
FREE! PRINTABLE STAR WARS
STEAM CHALLENGE CARDS
And we’re guessing that your Star Wars-loving kiddos might like this, too!
Hands-on Creative Activities for Kids
Looking for some more STEAM inspiration that you can use right now? Instant gratification style? Check out STEAM Explorers!! The coolest creative experience for kids is here! It's a digital book of the month club filled with tons of fun stuff for the kids to do and learn. All engineer, teacher, and mom-approved. And most definitely KID APPROVED!
- A monthly digital magazine with cool themes that are fun to read
- Hands-on, exciting projects the kids will love.
- Science, tech, engineering, art, and math learning YOU’LL love.
- Delicious recipes the kids can make.
- Fun printables and games
This month we're getting inspired by the world around us with the Spring Ebook!
Join us as we explore all the amazing springtime things in the month of March from flowers to life cycles to sports, too!! You’ll love the helpful standards-based learning, printables, and tools that make STEAM exploration easy! The kids will love constructing a butterfly life cycle pop-up book, making their writing bloom with cherry blossom haiku, playing a basketball lab for March Madness, & more!
All packed up in an easy-to-do package, ready for kids ages 6-12 to have fun.
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