Thursday, April 2, 2020

Star Wars Backpack Kids Recycled Craft

DIY Crafts

Mini Backpack Made with Recycled Materials

To celebrate Lucasfilm's home entertainment release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker set in a galaxy far, far away, here's a fun, down-to-Earth craft inspired by the strong female character Rey, portrayed by Daisy Ridley in the movie. 

You and your child can easily make this fun mini backpack project together using some basic craft materials and repurposing a few simple items you probably already have at home. Not only is this a cool DIY collectible for older kids and grown-up Star Wars fans, it is also the perfect size to fit 18" dolls, making it a great new accessory for kids ages 4 and up.

Star Wars Mini Backpack Craft


  • One 20-tea bag cardboard box, empty
  • Brown paper takeout bag
  • 28" length of 3/8" brown ribbon or felt, cut in half
  • Two recycled small buckles cut from old girls shoes
  • Silver glitter
  • White craft glue
  • Toothpicks
  • Paper Clips
  • Ruler
  • Scissors 
  • Pencil
  • White tissue paper for tracing
  • Fine tip gray/silver and black markers


    1. Carefully unglue tea bag box and lay flat, leaving all tabs intact.

    2. Use pencil to trace flattened box onto a brown bag which has been cut into a single layer of paper.

    3. Cut brown paper all  in one piece and glue paper bag to outside of flat box so.

    4. Trace Star Wars logo from Bluray box onto tissue paper (or draw free hand).

    5. Center logo onto front of box, transfer first in pencil then go over again with gray or silver fine tip marker.

    6. Apply glue with toothpick inside the lines of the Star Wars logo, then apply silver glitter and shake off excess. 

    7. Allow to dry, then use black fine tip black marker to handwrite smaller "The Rise of Skywalker" lettering in the line space between the words Star and Wars.

    8. Glue box back together using paper clips to bond edges together till set.

    9. Align brown ribbon (or felt strips) wrapping vertically around all four sides of box as shown, gluing to paper on each side as shown. Thread a buckle through each side ribbon/felt and glue in place.   

    10. From brown paper bag, cut two strips etach measuring 12-inches long by 1-1/2 inches wide. Fold each strip in half lengthwise and then connect each with white glue to form loops. Glue each loop to back of box to form backpack shoulder straps. 

    Happy Crafting &
    May The Force Be With You!

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    Please feel free to put your own personal twist on this DIY idea, then share your crafty end result as a comment below along with a project photo (kids in images encouraged, but optional). We'd love to see what you make as well as share it with readers.


    1. That is adorable!! What a fun way to make memories with such a great movie!

    2. Aww yeah. The Force is strong with that bag. I think it would be perfect for any Star Wars lover. Bonus points for being incredibly easy to make, too.

    3. I have plenty of cardboard. I need to make these for my kids.

    4. I really like this amazing craft. So easy, so creative and fun for any Star Wars fan.

    5. Oh that's a cute idea, I love how you can use it for an 18inch doll. Great for star wars fans.

    6. I love this idea so much. My youngest is Star Wars obsessed so I know she'd be stoked to make this.

    7. What a great idea to entertain the kids.We could always use a fresh set of ideas.

    8. This is such an adorable idea! We LOVE Star Wars, so we will have to try making one of these!

    9. This is so cute!! My son will surely love this idea!

    10. This is so cute! I love the idea of using things from around the house.

    11. Such a cute craft! I bet the Star Wars fans will love this project