15 Ways to Tie Your Wee Jedis Over Until the Next Star Wars

Do you adore Star Wars? Can't wait for the movie? Want to keep the kids in the mood? Try these ideas...they'll be practicing their Jedi moves in no time.

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To to satisfy our inner Star Wars geek, here is a list of 15 ways to tie your wee Jedis over until the newest installment of the Star Wars saga is released (IN. A. YEAR).

The Star Wars Cookbook: Wookie Cookies and Other Galactic Recipes by Robin Davis

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Do your little Padawans like to be in the kitchen? Whip up all kinds of galactic goodies, from Boba Fett-Uccine to C-3PO Pancakes. Available at Indigo, $23. 

Admiral Sackbar Puppet

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Use this simple paper lunch bag puppet as inspiration to see what you can find and use around the house to make your favourite Star Wars characters. Chewbacca perhaps?

Star Wars ABC Book

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Available at Indigo, $13. Start ’em early with a board book that teaches the alphabet (and—’natch—the characters from Star Wars).

This is the Droid you’re looking for…

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We know it’s kind of sacrilegious but we fell—hard—for the newest droid, BB-8, in much the same way we did once upon a time (in a galaxy far, far away) for R2-D2. He’s adorable and oh-so-smart…and your littles can have their own droid at home with the Sphero App-enabled version (sells for $190)—and he now can be controlled by a super-nifty Sphero Star Wars Force Band ($100) or for the real littles, there’s also a plush version (retails for $15 at Indigo).

Princess Leia cupcakes

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Whether for a Star Wars-themed birthday or just for fun, kids will get a serious kick out of her Oreo hair buns.

Star Wars Decorative Pillows

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Ensure their dreams take them to a galaxy far, far away. Available at Pottery Barn Kids, $66-$117.

Organize a game of  Escape from the Death Star (idea and image from Hostess with the Mostess Blog) 

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This mission involves kids making their way through an obstacle course inspired by Star Wars. Things like navigating Storm Trooper laser fire (red string tied between trees), wading through a trash pit (a ball pit filled with cardboard tubes), shooting down a tie fighter (made of a paper lantern and rolled up newspapers), bowling down the Storm Troopers, and finally, bombing the Death Star (a corn hole game). The kidlets will LOVE it.

Make Star Wars snow globes

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Kids can use old figurines and recycled glass jars to make their cool craft.

Star Wars X-Wing vs. Death Star Drones

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Available at Indigo, $180. Everyone can join the Rebel Alliance and take control of the X-wing Drone as you take on the Empire! The Star Wars X-wing vs. Death Star, Rebel Assault from Air Hogs makes you the pilot of the RC X-wing Drone and as you battle against an auto-hovering Death Star.

Try to outsmart the Holocron―then watch it read your mind!

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Using a Star Wars algorithm, the Holocron magically guesses whatever Star Wars person, place or thing you are thinking of in 20 questions or less. Includes information based on all 6 movies and the Star Wars Rebels TV show on Disney XD. ($35)

Tauntaun Sleeping bag

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Get your kids to sleep in the belly of the beast, just like Han Solo made Luke do; a must-have for the diehard Star Wars fan with an impending sleepover. Features a built-in pillow and lightsaber zipper pull.Available at thinkgeek.com, $150.

The Star Wars Craft Book, by Bonnie Burton

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Fill up a weekend with these projects that will prove if the force is with them.Available at Indigo, $23.

Star Wars Duffle Bag

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perfect for relaxing, snuggling and taking over the galaxy. Add this cozy, kid-sized Death Star™ seat to any room to create an iconic just-for-them spot. Available at Pottery Barn Kids, $220.

Star Wars Fandex Deluxe

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Test their knowledge to find out if your Jedis have become masters.Available at Mastermind Toys, $19.

Use the force and show off your Jedi mind tricks.

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Magically suspend and move objects in mid-air using an invisible, electrostatic force! Force Push with the Jedi Training Rod. Force Pull using just your hands! Includes 8 different targets and Jedi Training Rod with static electricity generator inside. Star Wars Science Jedi Force Levitator. Available at Sears for $24.

12 responses to “15 Ways to Tie Your Wee Jedis Over Until the Next Star Wars”

  1. Rick says:

    Pirates of the Caribbean

  2. Jessica says:

    I have never been…yet. I think Splash Mountain would be at the top of my list :)

  3. marla says:

    We love space mountain. I can’t wait to go back to Disney !

  4. Roxanne says:

    I have never been, but would love to try Space Mountain as well!

  5. ALEXANDER says:

    Pirates of the Caribbean – I could not take my kid from it…

  6. Julie says:

    The Tower of Terror

  7. Jennifer says:

    Splash Mountain is my favorite ride at Disneyland!

  8. jennifer says:

    I think I was 10 years old when I was there; the Haunted Mansion was a great ride.

  9. Nancy says:

    My favorite ride Alice in Wonderland!! It’s so magical!!

  10. Mathew says:

    Splash mountain!

  11. Debbie says:

    Hard to pick just one but Buzz LightYear is up there. I love the fact that you can compete against your friends and family as you shoot at targets with your laser gun.

  12. Leigh says:

    Haunted Mansion always

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