The kids have gotten into watching Star Wars recently and have loved the character of baby Yoda (who doesn’t- so cute and yet, so wise) and they wanted to continue with our series of Valentine Boxes made from old tissue boxes. (See our llama and LEGO box below and we will be adding more too!). Do your kids collect their Valentine’s Day cards in boxes on their desks? We’d love to see your ideas- please tag us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/make_it_your_own_/! Materials Tissue box Template YODA Cheese wheel cardboard (ours was 12.5 cm/ 5 inches. You can find these on Brie, Cambazola etc.) Dowel (you can find these at dollar, craft and hardware stores) Model Magic Buttons (one large brownish set and one smaller black one) Glue gun/ glue (you could try white glue as well) Felt or construction paper Fabric scissors Hole punch Cardstock Tongue depressor We always find these items useful too: Directions Gently remove the plastic liner from your tissue box. Trace around the smaller ends of your tissue box onto felt or construction paper. Cut out the rectangles and glue them on the ends. Allow them to dry. Punch two holes across from each other on the rim of your cheese wheel so that the dowel goes through them. (This will stabilize your ears). Glue your smaller button onto your larger one and then glue it onto your cheese wheel cardboard. Use your model magic and sculpt around your button eyes and create baby Yoda’s face. You could include eye lids, eye brows, cheeks, a nose etc. Look up photos online with an adult for reference. (We included a photo in the templates that might assist you and some illustrations to help with placement of the features) Print the ear template out on cardstock. Cover it with model magic by spreading or rolling it into a thin layer. You can add an upper ridge and a shadow like our daughter did. Insert your dowel into your punched holes and glue your ears onto your dowel. Allow to dry overnight. Glue Yoda’s head to one end of the box. We used a glue gun to make sure it was secure. Make sure the face is on the side of the opening of the Kleenex box. You may need to add a popsicle stick or tongue depressor like we did to stabilize baby Yoda’s head. Fold your felt sheet in half long wise (to look like a hot dog bun rather than hamburger one) and glue it around the lower portion of Yoda’s head. Glue your felt sheets around the box to look like Yoda’s blanket/robe, making sure not to cover your opening. Set up Yoda on your desk to receive your cards. May the Force of Kindness be with you this Valentine’s Day! Llama Valentine Box Find the templates here: http://make-it-your-own.com/llama-valentines-day-box/ LEGO Valentine Box Find the details here: https://www.redtedart.com/lego-valentines-box-card/ Looking for a Yoda Card? Our friends at Hello, Wonderful have this cute card to go with the box: https://www.hellowonderful.co/post/diy-baby-yoda-paper-card/ Love Baby Yoda and want more ideas? Maggy from Red Ted Art has this great collection of ideas: https://www.redtedart.com/baby-yoda-crafts-diys/ Pin this idea Purpose Repurposing items from the recycling bin. Recognizing various traditions from celebrations such as exchanging Valentine’s Day cards. Safety Notes We suggest that you use a tray and a smock to protect your clothing and surfaces. Use scissors and glue gun with care and direct, adult supervision. Buttons can be a choking hazard, therefore be sure to keep them out of the reach of children ages 0-3 years of age or those that tend to put things into their mouths. Please like & share: 2 Responses Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.