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Darth Vader Paper Bag Puppet Craft [Free Template]

Kids are obsessed with Star Wars!

They can recite the dialogue, they have action figures and playsets, they dress up as their favorite characters for Halloween, and they build replicas of ships with their LEGO. It’s a whole culture unto itself!

This Darth Vader paper bag puppet craft is perfect for kids who love Star Wars because it helps bring their favorite characters to life.

It’s also a great way to celebrate May the 4th, which has become known as Star Wars Day.

This craft is simple and only requires a few supplies that you probably already have around the house. So break out the paper bags and get ready to make your very own Darth Vader!

Also, be sure to check out all of our Star Wars crafts for more cool ideas.

Darth Vader Craft

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Supplies

  • Brown paper bag
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Darth Vader template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Directions

Download the Darth Vader template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

hand holding darth vader template

Create his helmet by gluing the rounded rectangle to the back and middle of the arch piece. Take this completed piece and glue it to the middle of the helmet.

hand gluing darth vader helmet pieces together
hand gluing helmet piece to Darth Vader paper bag craft

Make Darth Vader’s eyes by gluing the two black eyes to the helmet. Next, glue the gray eye spots to the black eyes.

hand gluing eye to Darth Vader paper bag puppet craft
hand gluing eye spot to Darth Vader paper bag puppet craft

Take the mouth piece and glue it in between and slightly below the eyes. Glue the two circles to the bottom corners of the mouth piece.

hand gluing mouth piece to Darth Vader paper bag puppet craft
hand gluing circle to Darth Vader paper bag puppet craft

Place glue all along the flap portion of the brown paper bag and glue the helmet to it.

hand gluing helmet to Darth Vader paper bag puppet craft

Next, make the body by gluing the body piece to the main portion of the brown paper bag. Cut off the excess paper bag that isn’t covered.

hand gluing body to Darth Vader paper bag puppet craft

Place the light gray rectangle panel in the middle of the body and glue it in place.

hand gluing panel to Darth Vader paper bag puppet craft

Finish up by gluing the black rectangle and the colorful squares to the light gray panel piece.

hand gluing buttons to Darth Vader paper bag puppet craft

Isn’t this such a cool (and kinda cute) Darth Vader?!

hand holding Darth Vader paper bag puppet craft

More Awesome Star Wars Ideas

The force is strong with this one! Get your students excited about learning by creating a Star Wars theme for their units. We’ve got plenty of great ideas to get you started on the right path, so read on below for our favorites!

When you read books with your kids, it is not just about having fun. Reading opens up a world of possibilities for their imagination and learning skills! Try reading some of these popular Star Wars books:

This Is The Way- For years and years, kids have loved reading Little Golden Books. Now The Mandalorian has its very own one! Kids will love reading all about Baby Yoda’s adventures!

World of Reading Star Wars- Encourage those Star Wars loving kids to read with these beginner reading books!

5 Minute Star Wars Stories- This Star Wars themed book is great for bedtime! Snuggle up together and read one or two before the evening ends.

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If you’re looking for a fun activity to do with your kids, then crafting is an excellent choice! It provides them the opportunity to practice skills such as how to follow directions and use scissors properly, plus it helps kids exercise creativity.

Paper Plate Baby Yoda – Kids will love this easy DIY Grogu craft. Download the template for free, paint and cut out your pieces to glue together your favorite green guy.

R2D2 Craft For Kids – This fun paper craft activity is perfect for kids who love Star Wars. They can make their very own R2D2 droid out of paper. It’s a great way to keep them entertained and engaged, and it’s sure to get them excited!

Colorful Star Wars Paper Craft – Your kids will love this fun and creative way to use liquid watercolors! They can decorate droids any way they want, using bright and colorful colors. This is a great activity that will keep them entertained for quite some time.

Darth Vader paper bag puppet craft

These fun Star Wars cutting activity pages are a great way for kids to practice their scissor skills, counting, and problem solving. They’ll love being able to cut out their favorite characters from the Star Wars universe!

With this Star Wars play dough kit, your kids will have hours of fun with the Force. This activity is perfect for a rainy day or anytime you need a ready-to-go activity. It includes everything your kids need to have sensory fun.

This Star Wars puzzle is a great way to get the kids excited about practicing problem solving and fine motor skills. The fun, colorful design will keep them entertained for hours. And who knows, maybe they’ll be able to help Luke defeat Darth Vader in the end. May the force be with them!

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Darth Vader Paper Bag Puppet Craft

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Celebrate Star Wars Day by making your own paper bag puppet of everyone's favorite dark lord, Darth Vader.

Materials

  • Brown paper bag
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Darth Vader template

Instructions

  1. Download the Darth Vader template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Create his helmet by gluing the rounded rectangle to the back and middle of the arch piece. Take this completed piece and glue it to the middle of the helmet.
  3. Make Darth Vader's eyes by gluing the two black eyes to the helmet. Next, glue the gray eye spots to the black eyes.
  4. Take the mouth piece and glue it in between and slightly below the eyes. Glue the two circles to the bottom corners of the mouth piece.
  5. Place glue all along the flap portion of the brown paper bag and glue the helmet to it.
  6. Next, make the body by gluing the body piece to the main portion of the brown paper bag. Cut off the excess paper bag that isn't covered.
  7. Place the light gray rectangle in the middle of the body and glue it in place.
  8. Finish up by gluing the black rectangle and the colorful squares to the light gray panel piece.

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erika

Friday 29th of April 2022

This looks so cute!

Sam

Monday 2nd of May 2022

Oh, thanks!

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