Category Archives: Crafts

10 Star Wars Activities to Celebrate Star Wars Day

In honor of the upcoming Star Wars Day (May 4th), we are sharing ten ways you can celebrate with these fun Star Wars activities. Whether you are joining the rebellion or fighting along the dark side, there are activities for Star Wars fans of all ages and interests.

Solo Activity Sheets

Print just one or all of these 9 Solo activity sheets. You can color Chewbacca, try the Mighty Wookie word search or color your own Millennium Falcon. You’ll just need a printer and either crayons or colored pencils (or both) to enjoy these Solo activity sheets.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Activity Pack

The Star Wars: The Force Awakens activity pack includes coloring sheets from your favorite Star Wars characters, door hangers, maze, bookmarks, a memory game and more. You can print individual pages or the entire 22 page packet. You’ll just need a printer and either crayons or colored pencils (or both).

Learn to Draw Grogu (AKA Baby Yoda or “The Child”)

Grogu (or Baby Yoda or “The Child”) from The Mandalorian has stolen hearts all over the galaxy! And now, you can learn how to draw your very own Grogu! So, cuddle up with some bone broth and a soft robe and learn how to draw the adorable baby.

Play Star Wars Games

There are a number of Star Wars themed board games and Star Wars video games any Star Wars fan will enjoy. Your kids will love playing Bop It! Chewie EditionOPERATION: Star Wars EditionStar Wars Guess WhoStar Wars Catch Phrase and Loopin’ Chewie with you. Gamers can check out Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order or LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. Monopoly fans will enjoy the MONOPOLY: Star Wars the Complete Saga Edition, MONOPOLY: Star Wars The Mandalorian Edition or MONOPOLY: Star Wars The Child Edition.

Make Lightsaber Pretzels

Photo: Disney

You can make your own lightsaber pretzels at home with just pretzel rods and colored candy melts! First, you’ll need to heat the candy melt color of your choice until fully melted. Once melted, you will cover approximately 3/4 of the pretzel rod with the candy melt. Once dry, you can then heat black candy melts to cover the bottom of your pretzels for the handle of your lightsaber. You can find the complete recipe and instructions here.

Listen to the Soundtrack

You can relive the iconic music from Star Wars as it was intended to be experienced with Remastering the Score. Or, listen to the Best of Star Wars playlist. You can even check out the Rise of Skywalker soundtrack from the newest film.

Build a Star Wars LEGO Set

Here are some of our favorite Star Wars lego sets that are perfect for fans of all ages!

If you’re looking for a real challenge, try the 1,351 piece Millennium Falcon!

Look the Part

Even if you’ll be spending the day at home, you can still wear your favorite Star Wars look! If you have a Star Wars costume, wear it! Or, just be sure to pull out your favorite Star Wars t-shirt at the least. Don’t forget to order your own Baby Yoda to remain by your side.

Watch the Star Wars films

Of course, there are the nine “episodes” comprising three Star Wars trilogies, but you can also watch other Star Wars films and series to celebrate. Rise of Skywalker will be coming to Disney+ today in addition to all eight of the preceding episodes. If you don’t have access to Disney+ or just want a physical copy, you can order Star Wars: The Complete Saga. You can also find The Clone Wars, The Mandalorian, Rogue One, and Star Wars Rebels, among others, on Disney+. Play Star Wars Bingo while watching the film for a little more interactive fun.

Start Planning Your Next Star Wars Adventure

The immersive new Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser is now open at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. This two night adventure will allow you to live the Star Wars universe unlike ever before. Guests will board a Launch Pod, travel into hyperspace, and dock with the Halcyon starcruiser. Once onboard, you can explore your cabin, mingle with characters from the Star Wars stories, try bridge training or lightsaber training, eat in the Crown of Corellia dining room, choose your side to help their mission, and so much more!

If you’re not ready to splurge on the Starcruiser yet, you can still experience Batuu (Star Wars land) at Disney’s Hollywood Studios during any Walt Disney World Resort vacation. There are incredible experiences available in the park for Star Wars fans of all ages, like droid building at Droid Depot, lightsaber building at Savi’s Workshop, the opportunity to pilot the Falcon on Smuggler’s Run and so much more.

May the Fourth Be With You, Always!

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10 Things You Need to Start Crafting with a Cutting Machine

10 essentials for crafting with a cutting machine

So, you’re looking for a Silhouette or Cricut machine? Now what? It can be intimidating to choose a machine and get started. These amazing crafting machines can cut paper, vinyl, leather, wood, and more, depending on the make and model. If you’re just starting out, we have 10 essentials we think you’ll need to start crafting with a cutting machine.

Crafting Machine

If you haven’t chosen a machine yet, this is a good place to start. The major brands (in our opinion) are Silhouette and Cricut. They both offer a variety of models that can help you craft some incredible projects. It just depends what your interests (and budget) are. We prefer the Silhouette Cameo 4 or the Cricut Maker.

Vinyl

We love Expressions Vinyl! We have ordered from Expressions Vinyl for years and always had a great experience. They offer fast shipping and competitive prices. They have permanent and removable adhesive vinyl, heat transfer vinyl, color changing vinyl, and more. You can even receive $5 off your first order from Expressions Vinyl when you order here.

Once you have the crafting machine of your choice and some vinyl in hand, what can you put it on? Here are some ideas for fun and easy starter projects:

Shirts

You can order a four pack of Hanes shirts in a variety of colors including blue, red, pink, purple, orange, and yellow, among others. You can also try this two pack of Gildan long sleeve t-shirts in assorted colors. Or, if you want to try a larger order, we recommend this 12 pack of Gildan t-shirts.

If you know someone having a baby, you can even customize some onesies as a thoughtful and unique baby shower gift.

Tumblers or Water Bottles

Clear plastic tumblers and/or water bottles are a great beginner project. You can order a pack of 12 tumblers from Amazon with either clear lids or assorted colors. You can also order one of these colorful water bottles.

Wood Signs

This six pack of unfinished hanging wood signs would be a great way to make a “welcome” sign or add some new decor to your bedroom or bathroom.

Canvas Totes or Zippered Pouches

You can order a pack of 15 canvas tote bags to decorate. You can add names, logos, characters, and more. If you prefer a little color, these multi-pack canvas bags can have navy, red, or green accents.

You can order a pack of 12 canvas zippered pouches for just over $1 per bag! These make great travel or make-up bags. There’s also a more colorful pack here. These can be a fun idea if you are participating in a fish extender during your Disney cruise.

Key Chains

Key chains can be a quick and easy beginner project. You can add a name or small design to these. This pack of 50 acrylic key chains is inexpensive and will give you plenty of extra’s to practice on.

Coasters

We recommend this twelve pack of stone coasters to get started. You can choose a round or square design. You may want to spray some modge podge over the vinyl as a sealer, just to make sure the vinyl doesn’t peel with use.

Earrings

We love this 30 piece leather earring making kit! It actually includes all of the tools and templates if you want to cut them by hand, but many machines can cut the leather for a variety of shapes and designs. We like that this kit also comes with everything you’ll need for the earrings, from start to finish.

Heat Press or Easy Press

If you’re working with heat transfer vinyl, you may want to consider investing in a heat press or Cricut Easy Press. You can always use an iron to apply your heat transfer vinyl, but may have better results by using a heat press or easy press. The iron doesn’t apply heat evenly so the designs can be more likely to peel off or not stick at all.

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