Darth Vader Paper Bag Puppet Craft for Kids

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Are your kids fans of the dark side of the Force? If so, they’ll love this fun and easy Paper Bag Darth Vader craft! Make your very own Darth Vader puppet using a paper bag and a few simple craft supplies. This is a great activity for kids who love Star Wars and want to bring their favorite characters to life.

Darth Vader is one of the most recognizable and iconic characters in the Star Wars universe. With his imposing black armor and iconic breathing sounds, he’s sure to capture the imagination of any young Star Wars fan. This craft is a great way to introduce your kids to the character and encourage their creativity.

Whether your kids want to put on a puppet show or simply play with their new Darth Vader toy, this craft is sure to provide hours of entertainment. So grab a paper bag and get ready to make a Sith Lord puppet that’s out of this world!



  • Paper bag
  • Black and gray construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Paint sticks
  • Cardboard Tube
  • Double Sided tape

How to Make A Darth Vader Paper Bag Craft

Make Vaders Helmut

  1. Start by cutting out the Darth Vader mask outline, tracing it on black construction paper and cutting it out.
  2. From gray construction paper cut out the ridges on Vader’s mask. Two curved lines and one straight one. See the picture below for reference. Glue them onto the top of the mask, in the middle and the straight one at the top. This will create Darth Vader’s mask.
  1. Cut out eyes from gray construction paper and glue it just below the ridges.
  1. Cut out a small triangle of black construction paper. Use a white oil pastel or chalk to draw lines on the triangle. This is Vader’s air intake on his Helmut.
  2. Glue the triangle just below his eyes.
  3. Cut three small circles from gray construction paper and glue them onto the corners of the air intake triangle.

Make Vader’s Body

  1. Measure and cut a piece of black construction paper large enough completely cover the bottom of the paper bag. Glue it on the bag. Make sure the bottom of the bag is facing up.
  1. Cut out a smaller rectangle from gray paper and several smaller square and rectangles from different colours. These will be the buttons on Vader’s belt.

Make Vader’s Lightsaber

  1. Use paint sticks to color the bottom of a paper towel roll black and the top red.
  2. Place a piece of double sided tape on the side of the Vader paper bag. remove the paper backing and stick your lightsaber on it.

Your Paper Bag Darth Vader Puppet is now complete! Use the bag as a puppet and put on a show, or simply display it as a fun decoration.

This craft is a great way to get kids interested in Star Wars and encourage their creativity. So go ahead and join the dark side with this fun and easy Paper Bag Darth Vader craft!

Age Suitability

This craft is good for toddlers aged children 2 years old and up.

Mess Level

The mess level for this craft is low.

Difficulty to Create 


Skills Developed

Language development, shape recognition, color recognition, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, imaginative play, creativity.

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