Published on April 29th, 2016 | by Julie Finn1
May the 4th be with You! 20 Star Wars Crafts to Celebrate
Your favorite holiday is coming up soon! Star Wars Day, aka May the 4th, ie. “May the 4th be with you,” is a much-anticipated day in my family, as it brings Star Wars games, Star Wars crafts, and of COURSE a Star Wars movie marathon, during which there will be an extra Star Wars movie this year!
At CAGW, we’ve got you covered for your own May the 4th festivities; here are my favorite eco-friendly Star Wars crafts:
1. American Girl doll costumes. These Star Wars costumes should fit any 18″ doll.
2. Boba Fett pillow. Although the tutorial calls for felt, you could substitute fleece, or use cotton fabric and allow extra room for hemming.
3. concrete magnets. Silicon molds aren’t a natural supply, but you can repurpose them for SO many different projects.
4. Death Star bath bomb. There’s a Death Star in your bathtub! If you don’t want to use corn starch, it would be worth experimenting with tapioca starch for this project.
5. Death Star globe. THIS is what to make with that old-school globe that’s no longer accurate.
6. Obi-Wan costume. Here’s a tutorial for creating a full Obi-Wan Kenobe costume, because I know that you want to walk around in costume all day on May the 4th.
7. origami Darth Vader. This 44-minute video tute is not for the faint of heart, but if you’re familiar with origami, then you should be able to follow it.
8. Princess Leia headband. Wear this to school or work on May the 4th! Don’t forget to use cotton or wool yarn, instead of acrylic.
9. R2-D2 apron. This is SO much better than “Kiss the Cook.”
10. R2-D2 cake. The instructions are for cutting the cake to look like R2-D2, so you’re free to use your favorite cake recipe.
11. R2-D2 pencil cup. Here’s a great way to upcycle some tin cans!
12. recycled droids. Just remember that crafting with materials like aluminum foil and straws isn’t upcycling unless you’ve previously used them.
13. Rey’s hair. Those of us with medium to long hair can sport Rey’s hairstyle as we casually go about our business on May the 4th.
14. Star Wars chalk art. It’s not as hard as it looks!
16. Star Wars snowflakes. Who cares that it’s not Christmas? These Star Wars snowflakes are the PERFECT decoration for a Star Wars party.
17. Star Wars T-shirt quilt. Okay, you may not be able to make this quilt for *this* May the 4th, but if you start saving T-shirts now, especially if you’ve got a Star Wars fan who’s still growing, then you’ll be ready to amaze everyone next May!
18. stenciled Darth Vader shoes. Altering brand-new shoes isn’t upcycling, as it’s called in this tutorial. However, it’s still a great project that gives you fancy Star Wars shoes!
19. Storm Trooper cut-out shirt. Here’s a T-shirt craft for all of you non-sewers out there.
20. upcycled Darth Vader pinata. This pinata begins with an old cardboard box, and ends up as epic Star Wars party fun.
Quick! Comment below and tell me your best theory about who Rey’s parents are!