Hosting a Mandalorian birthday party or have a kiddo that loves Baby Yoda, aka Grogu? This fun Baby Yoda paper lantern is a fun Star Wars craft for any Mandalorian fans!
Baby Yoda Paper Lantern
Everyone knows I love simple crafts and this Baby Yoda paper craft couldn’t be simpler. All you need to do is attach his extra large green ears and robe collar to a green paper lantern and you have a very simple paper lantern perfect for showing off your Baby Yoda love.
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- 10" Green Paper Lantern
- Green Construction Paper
- (2) Green Bendy Straws
- Brown Craft Paper
- Paper Bowl
- Cricut Machine - optional
- Leaf template - optional
- Make Baby Yoda Ears
Cut two ears out of green construction paper. I used a leaf template in Cricut Design, and trimmed it down a bit. You could also draw them and then use scissors if you don't have a cutting machine.
- Attach a green straw to the back of each ear. The bendy side will insert into the lantern.
- I recommend adding a piece transparent tape on the side of the lantern where you will attach the ears, this will help prevent the paper from ripping when you insert the straw.
- Attach Baby Yoda Ears
Once you insert the straw and adjust placement as needed. Adding a piece of tape to the back of the ears will also help to hold it in place.
- Tape the bendy part of the straw inside the paper lantern to hold it in place. This may take a few attempts to secure it while maintaining the correct Baby Yoda ear positioning.
- Make Baby Yoda's Collar
To create the collar of Baby Yoda's robe, I used a strip of brown craft paper around a small paper bowl.
- Attach the Collar to Baby Yoda
Tie a piece of string to the bottom of paper lantern frame and leave enough length to thread it through the paper bowl as well.
- Poke a hole through the bowl and feed it through the bottom. Pull it tight to attach the collar to the bottom of the paper lantern and tie a knot.
- Attach string to the top of the Baby Yoda paper lantern to hang it or just set it down on the table as a centerpiece.
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I have lots of a fun Star Wars Party Ideas including desserts, crafts, decorations and activities. I have a few listed below great for birthday parties, baby showers or Star Wars movie watching nights: