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
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.
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.
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!
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…
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!
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.
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!
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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 new creative experience for kids is here! Think digital magazine meets online project portal in a safe, kid-friendly environment. (No more worrying about what might be hidden in that YouTube vid!) All engineer, teacher, and mom approved. And most definitely KID APPROVED!
- A monthly digital magazine with cool themes that's 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
And get ready to play this month with the brand new STEAM Explorers Ewww Issue! This month's projects, printables, and recipes will make you say ewww, but the kids will say best day ever! And it's perfect for a planned-for-you October.
We've included a whole range of activities from ways to avoid gross to really gross so there's something for everyone:
- Explore the microscopic world with a Fungi, Bacteria, and Viruses, Oh My! lab experiment.
- Take a journey through the body with a Digestive System Model.
- Discover how your senses work with a Smell Test and Eyeball Magnets.
- Build Papier Mâché Hands with art's most fun and most ewwwiest process and learn about hand anatomy.
- Snack and learn from ewww-some Gelatin Worms and totally delicious Slime Cupcakes.
- Plus the kids can create patterns with mushrooms, build a don't touch that tool, make noise with slime, and more!
All packed up in an easy-to-do package, ready for kids ages 6-12 to have fun.