May the 4th be with you…even on Valentine’s Day.
So, we don’t talk a lot about Star Wars around here. I’m not sure why we don’t? My girls fell in love with the movies years ago and the potential for crafts for kids is truly endless! It is really hard not to fall in love with the story and the characters. One character that has always stood out for my girls is Yoda – wise Yoda. So, when my youngest daughter wanted to create a Yoda best Valentine I jumped at the idea.
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The new series The Mandalorian, has introduced the world to the super adorable, tiny baby Yoda. I mean, how cute (and powerful) is that little guy!? Which makes this year a fantastic year to make a Yoda craft for classmates this Valentine’s Day.We discovered that is was easy to make a toilet paper roll Yoda and we found a way to slip a Yoda Best Valentine’s card printable inside.
How to Make a Toilet Paper Roll Yoda Craft
toilet paper rolls
green and brown acrylic paint
brown construction paper
craft glue – or double sided tape
Yoda Best Valentine Card printable
The first step in making a Yoda (or making a Baby Yoda craft) is to paint the top half of the toilet paper roll Yoda green – a slightly brownish green. Set Yoda aside to dry.
While the green paint is drying, cut out strips of brown construction paper that will wrap around Yoda’s body – this will be his robe. For our toilet paper roll the strips were 2 1/2 ” x 5″…judge yours according to the size of your cardboard roll.
When Yoda’s paint has dried, wrap the paper around the body and glue it in place with white glue.
Now it’s time to make those signature Yoda ears. Press the two sides of the top of the toilet paper roll together, they will overlap. Press them together and as you press them down the two points “ears” on the side will form. Press the points/ears down as well – creating Yoda’s floppy ears. Squish and press Yoda’s head as you like. If the paper roll splits at all, just touch up with a little green paint. This sounds more complicated then it actually is – go for it – use the force!
Draw on Yoda’s face with a black marker – my daughter decided to go with a simple contemplative looking Yoda.
Now it is time for writing a secret message to roll up and put inside your Yoda. For Valentine’s Day we went with our printable Yoda Best Valentine Card.
The best part about this Yoda is that he can be used at any time of the year. I guarantee your child will be able to come up with an endless selection of funny Yodaisms. Write them down, roll them up and slide them inside Yoda’s body and you have a great gift for any occasion. But for Valentine’s Day, you can’t beat our printable Yoda Best Valentine Card
Okay, I couldn’t share a Yoda toilet paper roll craft without sharing this super hilarious Yoda toilet seat sticker that I found. I mean…how funny is this for your little Jedi?! Whatever you have to do to get that kid to put the seat down!
How will you be celebrating May the 4th? Check out all of these other awesome Star Wars inspired activities and crafts…
Star Wars Tatooine Desert Sensory Bin– Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
Star Wars Family Fun for May 4th – Mama Smiles
Star Wars kids’ embroidery: Yoda quote – Hodge Podge Craft
Star Wars R2-D2 Craft for Kids – Mom Inspired Life
Light Saber Fine Motor Activity – Something 2 Offer
Make Your Own Star Wars Landscape – Planet Smarty Pants
Yoda Puppet Star Wars Craft – Coffee Cups and Crayons
Counting Blocks Light Saber – Sugar Aunts
Awesome Star Wars ABC Games with Printable- JDaniel4’s Mom
Star Wars Children’s Books – Kelly’s Classroom
Crayon Resist Death Star – Fun-A-Day!
Star Wars Moon Dough – In The Playroom
Light Up May the Fourth Be With You Cards – Left Brain Craft Brain
Star Wars Perler Bead Pattern R2-D2 Brain Power Boy
LEGO Star Wars Putty – The Pleasantest Thing
Lego Light Saber Glow in the Dark Slime – Little Bins for Little Hands
Another great craft for kids are our hooting toilet paper roll owl Valentine’s
Or, make a toilet paper roll Valentine heart to hang on your front door
Gude @HodgePodgeCraft says
Awww, he’s so cute!
Yoda is absolutely my favourite character too 🙂