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Tomorrow is Force Friday! To celebrate, some blogger friends and I pulled together some fun Star Wars recipes and crafts.
Since Force Friday is a fun day to celebrate new Star Wars merchandise to introduce to the fans old and new, I thought a craft using Star Wars toys would be fun. Chewbacca is a favorite character in our house and was one of the first characters to be shown on the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer. Here’s a fun craft to make for your little Chewie lovers who have lots of “things” they like to carry around with them.
A bandolier is a sash or shoulder belt with loops or pockets usually for cartridges. Instead of just creating a Chewbacca bandolier that’s flat and unusable I thought we’d combine it with something that kids can actually use. A few years ago we shared an awesome tutorial for a bandolier here, but I definitely wanted to see something that was quicker to make and that could be used as part of a costume or role play. That’s how this project came about – now how to make it (and it’s SUPER easy I promise).
You could create this with fabric or leather, but I was going for something even quicker and no sew so duct tape it is! Start with a cross body bad of some sort. We used a passport travel bag which you can find pretty inexpensively.
Trim duct tape (or fabric if using) to the size of the straps. I left space so it could still be adjusted. The easiest way to trim duct tape is with a self healing mat and a craft knife, but you could just use scissors too. Don’t worry if it’s not perfect.
For the loops I used a tan colored elastic.
With plenty of hot glue I made loops down the strap. You could sew this for more security, but the hot glue hold fairly well.
I made different sizes for different objects. I found a few fun Star Wars toys at Target recently and thought this would be a fun gift!
Add all the toys to the bandolier and go!
Read for more Star Wars fun? Check out the other crafts and activities!
- Star Wars Rice Krispies Treats
- Lightsaber Bubbles
- No-Bake Wookie Cookies
- DIY Chewbacca Toy Bandolier
- DIY Lightsaber Phone Case
- Star Wars Galaxy Slime
- Lightsaber Reading Pointers
- Paint Stick Chewbacca Craft
- Easy Stormtrooper Snacks
- DIY Star Wars Tumbler
- Star Wars Cereal Treats