May 4th is coming up soon and I know many of us Star Wars fanatics are hunting down the perfect cosplays, crafts, snack foods, and lesson plans to “wow” our kids with.
To make it easier to find exactly what you are looking for, I and my co-hosts bring you The Ultimate Star Wars Linky Party. All things Star Wars separated by category for ease of searching.
But first a quick tutorial on how to make some super awesome Star Wars footprint (and paw print) art.
Last Easter I picked up a few dozen of Darth Vader Easter eggs and we’ve since found all sorts of fun uses for them. We’ve used them in sensory bins and to make weight Montessori-inspired weight cylinders. Most recently we used them to talk about density and buoyancy.
I don’t know a Star Wars fan who doesn’t love little Artoo, and the mass appeal probably explains why there are so many craft projects out there in R2D2’s likeness.
Chewbacca has become a pop culture icon in recent years. The subject of many great costumes, toys, and debates. Even among my own friends, someone will occasionally “speak Wookie” in an attempt to get a chuckle from the others (and its not always me!). If you follow me on Instagram then you might have noticed that even my puppy has a Chewbacca winter coat.
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Something about Christmas time always seems to bring the geeks out of the woodwork (or away from their game consoles, which ever the case may be). Perhaps it is the Doctor Who Christmas special we wait [im]patiently for, or perhaps it is the stack of brand new fantasy books we know we’ll find under the tree on Christmas morn. In any case there is no shortage of geeks catching the Christmas spirit and finding unique ways to make their holidays reflect who they are. (more…)
Awhile back I shared our handprint Yoda and I mentioned that there were other Star Wars handprint crafts in the works. Well, I finally got around to taking some pictures of one of our other Star Wars handprint crafts. All you need to make this is some white or grey paint, construction paper (I used black to get a strong contrast for these pictures but you can use something different.), and a Sharpie marker.
Start off by painting your child’s hand like so:
If you haven’t already seen them at your local shop, there is this uber cool line of Star Wars Easter eggs out there. We picked some up last year and have used them in various ways such as sensory play and muffin tin snacks. This time I took 8 Vader containers and made them into a set of Montessori-inspired weight cylinders.
If you couldn’t tell, Star Wars is one of my main fandoms. (As evidenced here, here, and here.) But something you probably didn’t know about me is that I also love handprint art. I’ve been on a quest to find ways to combine these two loves. I’ve managed to come up with a few characters, so far handprint Yoda has been my favorite.
Here’s the how to. You’ll need green, white, brown, and black paint. Paint one of your hands and press it to the page, make sure you have your thumb pointed towards were Yoda’s toes would be (down). Then wash your hand and paint the other hand green, press it down pointing the opposite direction, with thumb still down, like so.
So you’ve got a Jedi* on your Christmas list and you aren’t sure what to get them?
Keep reading for Star Wars gift ideas that any Jedi would surely love. (more…)