Easy Star Wars-themed arts and crafts at home for 4 May 2023 – May the Forth be with you!
What does the 4th of May have to do with Star Wars you may be wondering (unless you’re a die-hard fan, then you know).
Every year May 4 marks a celebration of all things Star Wars since the fourth day in May became Star Wars Day thanks to the catchy Star Wars turn of phrase, “May the force be with you,” used by Jedi masters in the Star Wars movies.
To celebrate the 4 of May, try our special Star Wars-themed arts and crafts activity and your little Darth Vaders and Princess Leias will thank you (or at least not poke you with a lightsabre, which is kind of the same thing).
Star Wars-themed arts and crafts
- Paper Plate (roughly 18cm in diameter)
- Paint (Black for Darth Vader and Brown and Beige Paint for Princess Leia)
- Crayons, Pen or Pencil,
- Pen Knife
- Popsicle Stick
- Scotch Tape or Double-Sided Tape
- Glue Stick
- Sassy Mama Darth Vader/Princess Leia printables (download here!)
Darth Vader Mask
Step 1: Measure and cut out 2 triangles for eye holes with your penknife.
Step 2: Paint the entire plate black, once done, place it aside to allow it to dry.
Step 3: Once the paint is completely dry, use a white or light grey crayon to add in the details.
Step 4: Cut out the shapes provided in the printable. Attach the black triangles to the side of the plate and glue the grey triangle just below the eye holes. For the final step, tape the popsicle stick to the back of the plate. Taadaa! Your Darth Vader mask is now complete!
Princess Leia Mask
Step 1: Sketch out the hairline and 2 circles for eye holes. Using your pen knife cut the circles out.
Step 2: Paint the bottom half of the plate where the face will be in beige. Once that is completely dry, you can start painting in the hair area with the brown paint.
Step 3: Make sure that the paint is dried down before using a pink crayon to colour in 2 oval shapes for the cheeks. For the mouth, you can draw a small heart shape with a red crayon.
Step 4: Cut out the brown circles provided in the printable. Attach the circles to the side of the plate for Princess Leia’s famous hair buns. For the final step, tape the popsicle stick to the back of the plate.
Good luck, and May the Forth be with you, mama!