My boys are a bit young to sit through a whole Star Wars movie (5-year-olds aren’t as interested in galactic politics as one might hope), but they definitely know what Star Wars is and they love the characters — especially Rey! And a great way to pass on your love of the Star Wars world is with fun crafts.

This R2-D2 pencil holder is easy enough for even young children (or craft-challenged parents) to handle; just cut out felt pieces and glue them to a tin can. Easy and organized!

Photo by Crafts by Amanda

If you’ve got a plastic milk or juice jug and some paint, you can be a Stormtrooper. Do you think we should tell the costume department that it’s this easy?

Photo by Filth Wizardry

Once you have Stormtroopers, you’ll need to give your Jedis weapons to defend themselves. These pool noodle light sabres should do the trick.

Photo by Muddy Boots

If you’re a give-them-a-printable-to-have-20-minutes-of-peace kind of parent (no judgment), then this cut-and-fold Yoda papercraft will keep them occupied while you make some deep-fried Nuna legs for dinner.

Another simple paper craft is this Yoda put together from shapes.

Photo by Toddler Approved

This simple-to-sew Ewok toy looks like a great way to re-purpose a few pairs of brown pants after your kid wears holes in the knees.

Photo by Wild Olive

I loved making toilet paper roll toys as a kid, and these Star Wars characters are so cute! I love how simplified the designs are.

Photo by Kids Activities Blog

Star Wars Day is a family affair! Get out the paints and craft supplies and and get creative with your kids! May the fourth be with you.

Brooke Ali
Brooke grew up in Nova Scotia on a steady diet of scifi, fantasy, anime, and video games. She now works as a genealogist and lives in Toronto with her husband and twin nerds-in-training. When she's not reading and writing about geek culture, she's knitting, spinning, and writing about social history.

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