DIY Star Wars Play Dough Activity

Looking for a fun and engaging activity to keep your kids entertained? Look no further than this Star Wars themed play dough invitation to play! Play dough is a great sensory activity that allows kids to explore different textures, colors, and shapes. And when you add a Star Wars twist to it, you’ll ignite their imagination and creativity.

In this blog post, we’ll show you how to set up a Star Wars themed play dough invitation to play that your kids will love. We’ll provide ideas for Star Wars themed play dough colors and mix-ins, as well as suggestions for Star Wars toys and figurines to use in the activity. With this fun and interactive activity, your kids will have a blast exploring the Star Wars universe and creating their own stories and scenarios.

So grab your lightsabers and get ready to create some out-of-this-world play dough creations. This activity is perfect for May the Fourth, a special day celebrated by Star Wars fans around the world, but it can also be enjoyed any day of the year. Let’s get started!



  • Homemade gray, black and red play dough. Find the play dough recipe here.
  • Star Wars themed toys and figurines (such as mini figures, spaceships, or lightsabers)
  • Rolling pins, cookie cutters, and other play dough tools
  • Appetizer tray with sections

How to Set Up DIY Star Wars Play Dough Activity

Begin by making your homemade play dough. You can find recipe here. For the gray play dough, you can mix together equal parts of black and white play dough or only add a few drops of black food colouring. For the black play dough, you can use double the black food coloring to your recipe. To make the red play dough, use red food coloring or add a few drops of liquid watercolor.

Set up your play dough invitation to play by laying out your play dough and toys on a table or play mat or if you have a plastic appetizer dish you can use that. I got mine from the dollar store and its great for play dough activities like this. You can create different stations for each color of play dough, or mix them all together for a multi-colored Star Wars universe.

Add Star Wars themed toys and figurines to the play dough. You can place them on top of the play dough, bury them inside, or create scenes and scenarios using the toys.

How to Play

Encourage your kids to use their imaginations and creativity to create their own Star Wars stories and characters. They can use the rolling pins and cookie cutters to create different shapes and characters, or use their hands to mold and sculpt the play dough.

As they play, you can introduce new items to the play dough invitation to play, such as glitter or small rocks to create texture and interest. You can also encourage your kids to experiment with mixing the colors of play dough to create new shades and hues.

When playtime is over, store the play dough in airtight containers or ziplock bags. It can be kept for a few weeks, but make sure to check it before each use to ensure it’s still fresh and pliable.


  • If you don’t have Star Wars themed toys, you can print out pictures of your favorite characters and glue them onto cardboard or popsicle sticks to create your own DIY figures.
  • For an added sensory experience, you can add different scents to your homemade play dough, such as vanilla extract or essential oils.

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.

Toddler and Preschooler Curriculums, Books & TV Show!

Play2Learn Toddler & Preschool Programs for Curious Toddlers

There is no limit to your toddler’s energy and curiosity. That energy and curiosity although a joy can be challenging at times. Their interest in just about everything around them is what makes them great learners. One and two year olds can soak up so much just from their senses!

But as a teacher or parent that thirst for learning can be exhausting. That is why I created this toddler and preschooler program. To help you get the most out of this time with your curious toddler without having to come up with creative ways to play and interact with them.

Play2Learn for Toddlers includes 20 Units for toddlers. Each 2-week toddler unit has 20 super easy to set up and engaging activities for toddlers 18 months to 3 years.

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These toddler and preschool lesson plans and activities will definitely keep you and your toddler and preschooler busy playing and learning!

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Book: Exciting Sensory Bins for Curious Kids

Did you know I wrote a book of sensory bins? Click here for more information Exciting Sensory Bin for Curious Kids. Or grab your copy at Amazon

Boring afternoons are made exciting with awesome animal-based bins, like Salty Shark Bay or Yarn Farm. Pretend play bins like Birthday Cake Sensory Play or Bubble Tea Party encourage creativity and imagination. And your kids will have so much fun they won’t even know they’re getting smarter with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities like Sink or Float Soup, Magnetic Letter Hunt or Ice Cream Scoop and Count.

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Riddle me this: What’s an exciting way to practice critical thinking while having a blast? The Big Riddle Book for Kids, of course! From hilarious puns to tough brain teasers, kids can build problem-solving skills with hundreds of riddles that show them how to think outside the box.

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Help children expand their minds while having fun with this puzzle book for kids!

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TV Show: Curious Crafting

I’m so excited to share my crafting TV show Curious Crafting which launched in July 2022 on TVOkids and TVOkids YouTube! Season 2 airs in the summer of 2023! We were also nominated in 2023 for Best Live Action Preschool Series by the Youth Media Alliance Awards of Excellence.

Set in the ultimate crafting space, Curious Crafting is a short form pre-school age series about the joy of making crafts. I lead a rotating cast of adorable little preschoolers (including my own) making magic out of common household objects.

In each episode we transform recycled items into magical crafts like a milk carton school bus, paper bag puppet or cotton pad turtle. The crafters learn and laugh their way through each activity while demonstrating what their young imaginations can create. 

Curious Crafting shares the adventure and joy of making art with takeaway lessons for creating crafts at home.

This show designed for toddlers and preschoolers 2.5 years old and up. 


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