Whether you kid is a Rey-in-training or she’s crossed over to the Dark Side, there’s no denying that Star Wars is one of the coolest themes for an afternoon of hands-on fun. From Wookie Bookmarks to Light Saber sensory bottles, we’ve found a dozen ways to amuse your little stormtroopers for days to come. Keep reading to see them all.

Create a DIY Star Wars Playdough Kit

Want to win parent-of-the-year on the next rainy afternoon? Bust out this super-sweet Star Wars Playdough Kit brought to you by our friends at Mama Papa Bubba. Learn how to do it yourself by clicking here.

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Amaze Them with a Lightsaber Sensory Bottle

When it comes to creating lightsabers, we're pretty mesmerized by these Lightsaber Sensory Play Bottles from Little Bins for Little Hands. You don't need a ton of supplies and we guarantee kids of all ages will be enchanted. Plus, be sure and scope out their other cool Star Wars science ideas while you're on the site. Click here to get there.

 

Construct Paper Tube Characters

Make a menagerie of your favorite Star Wars characters with some toilet paper rolls, construction paper and simple instructions from Hello, Wonderful. Psst … you can even make the droids you were looking for with this cute craft!

Get the Princess Leia Updo

Style your little Leia’s locks into the hottest ‘do in the galaxy. Get the surprisingly simple how-to from Jessica at Me Sew Crazy. Look out, world!

photo: mesewcrazy.com

Stormtrooper Sweet Bites

Make treat time totally troop-worthy with this easy little track (makes a great cupcake or cake topper, too). Just put marshmallows on a stick and use an edible pen to draw the masks on.

Mark Your Bookie Wookie

Everyone knows the best stories take place a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away. Make a cute Chewbacca bookmark to act as place keeper in your petite Padawan’s galactically good tales. Mom Start has the need-to-know details on this roaringly awesome project.

 

Make a Yoda Puppet

Make this cute puppet, you must. In a do, not try kind of way. Little hands can easily assemble this googly-eyed, paper bag Yoda puppet found on Gluesticks and Gumdrops.

 

Create R2D2 Art

Even the littlest Padawans can create this adorable geometric R2D2 to tag along on their adventures. It’s a cut and paste project that’s easy to master. Find templates and the noteworthy deets from Danielle at Mom Inspired Life. Roll on, R2!

photo: mominspiredlife.com

Cut Out Stormtrooper Snowflakes

Create a flurry of excitement when you and your Jedi-in-training cut out Star Wars snowflakes, designed by Anthony Herrera, to hang around the house. You don’t need expert lightsaber skills to slice and dice these intricate designs, but you do need patterns. Pick your favorite from the 2015 collection. Let it snow!

 

photo: Courtesy Klutz

Create Thumbprint Art

Young Jedis can make an impression when they try their hand at Star Wars thumbprint art. Use the inspiring character designs found in this Klutz book to storyboard an adventure worthy of Luke, Leia and Han. Picture it! A long time ago…

 

Every Jedi-in-training needs a trusty lightsaber at his side. Let your Rebel fighter fashion his own using a pool noodle, duct tape and his mad design skills. Gain the knowledge you need for this project at muddyboots.com. Train you must!

photo: muddyboots.com

—Allison Sutcliffe

 

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