Last week I shared with you a Chewbacca shape craft that would be great fun to have your kids create. Today I want to share another shape craft with a Star Wars theme. Building a new Star Wars lightsaber like we did will be such fun to build. It is also a great opportunity for you to talk about using shapes to make new shapes with your kids.
All of the triangles in this craft were at one time the same size. The right triangles on the outside edges of the blade were made by cutting the center triangles in half. When we flipped the halves and placed them beside the center triangle they made square like shapes. (They don’t really look like perfect squares.)
This shape craft also includes three different four sided shapes. We took a moment to talk about how the trapezoid, rectangles and squares were alike and how they were different.You don’t have to stop to talk about the shapes as you create this Star Wars lightsaber. I tend to look for ways to incorporate building learning into crafts. It is a fun way to share vocabulary words and build on concepts kids have already learned.
We also used some silver scraps leftover from a lightsaber for a Yoda puppet craft to add texture this shape lightsaber. We used what we had a home for the blade of the lightsaber. You may decide you like the textured or glittery paper for the blade of the lightsaber. It would give this Star Wars craft a lot of pizzazz!
The ultimate goal of this craft was to explore shapes while creating something my son is interested in. He really loves Star Wars! If you have a Star Wars fan at your house, they will probably have fun making a Star Wars Lightsaber shape craft too.