May the fourth is Star Wars Day and to celebrate we have compiled a list of super-fun activities that your star wars fan can engage in. From Lightsabers to making creative masks and showing off their force abilities, these activities are sure to bring a smile to your little Jedi’s face. Check them out below!
Pool Noodle Lightsaber
This simple DIY uses a pool noodle you might already have laying around the house or purchase one and let your child pick their colour! Adult supervision is required as your little one will need some assistance to cut the noodle to shape.
- Pool Noodles
- Duct tape
- Black electric tape
- Serrated Tape
- Serrated knife
- Cutting Board
- Cut your noodles to length using a serrated knife, approximately 80cm.
- Wrap one end of the pool noodle with duct tape, one strip at a time. Add a strip, cut and then slightly layer the next strip over the last. Continue this process with six strips of duct tape.
- Add three strips of black tape about 3cm apart as shown in the image below and add two small vertical trips as the base of the noodle.
- For added fun, make the lightsaber glow by adding a small flashlight in the bottom. You may need to cut a hole in the base or yours may already have one already.
- Enjoy some lightsaber fun!
Yoda Paper Bag Puppet
This is a simple activity that is also very fun to play with, and uses some simple craft supplies you might have in your craft cupboard.
- Craft paper in green and white
- Googly eyes
- Brown paper bags
- Grey and green pencils
- Hot glue gun or craft glue and a glue stick
- Ruler and an eraser
- Cut out your shapes using the green paper:
– Two eyelids – measuring your googly eyes, cut out two oval shapes.
– Ears – Cut the ear shape, here is a template you can get your child to trace or replicate. Then colour the ears with a grey or dark green coloured pencil.
- To create the robe, pull out your white paper. Using a ruler, divide the paper into three equal sections portrait-wise. Fold each side to meet the first line on each side. See the below example. There should be a gap in the middle.
- Insert the paper bag and use a glue stick to attach it to the white paper to form the robe.
- Measure and cut a rectangle shape out of the green paper to place at the top of Yoda’s head.
- Attach the eyes to the green paper using hot glue or craft glue. Once the eyes are glued on, wait for them to dry before apply the eyelids about halfway over the eyes.
- Attach the eyes to either side of Yoda’s head using a glue stick.
- Use a grey pencil to draw wrinkles and his mouth. And that’s your Yoda Paper Bag Puppet!
Darth Vader and Princess Leia Paper Plate Masks
Pretend play and dress-ups are such important play activities in our child’s development and enhance their skills in problem-solving, self-regulation, creative thinking and communication. Get crafty and make these paper plate masks and watch them re-enact their favourite star wars scene.
Please note: adult supervision is required for the use of the pen knife.
- Paper plates (approximately 18cm in diameter)
- Craft Paper
- Paint brushes
- Crayons, pens or pencils
- Pen knife
- Pop sticks
- Scotch tape or double-sided tape
- Glue stick
Darth Vader Mask Steps
- Measure and cut out 2 triangles for the eye holes using your pen knife.
- Paint the entire plate black, and place it aside to dry.
- Once the paint in completely dry, use a white or grey pencil or crayon to draw the details on Darth Vader’s face (see below).
- Draw and cut out the following shapes
– Two triangles and colour in black to form the bottom of his helmet. Place and glue these to the side of the plate below the eye holes.
– Create his mouth by drawing and cutting out another triangle. Use a grey pencil to shade and create the grills. Glue the mouth below the eye holes.
- Tape a pop stick to the back at the bottom of the plate. Your Darth Vader mask is now completed!
Princess Leia Mask Steps
- Sketch the hairline and 2 circles for the eye holes. Use your pen knife to cut the circles out.
- Paint the bottom half of the plate where the face will be in a cream skin colour. Once that is completely dry, you can start painting the hair area in a brown colour.
- Once the paint is dry, use a pink crayon or pencil to colour in 2 oval shapes for the cheeks. For the mouth, draw a small heart shape in a red crayon or pencil.
- Using craft paper, draw two medium size circles and colour them in brown pencil (or use brown craft paper).
- Attach to the side of the plate for the famous hair buns.
- Tape a pop stick to the back at the bottom of the plate.
Notes: If you don’t have paint, this craft can be made simply using textas, crayons or pencils!