Looking for more Star Wars activities? Below is a quick list of activities to do to bring some of the magic of Galaxy’s Edge to your home.
About a month ago I compiled a quick list of fun Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge activities to do at home. With the recent opening of Shanghai Disneyland, Disney fans are anxiously awaiting the rest of the parks to open.
Until then I came up with three more fun activities to do at home in preparation and anticipation of the next Disney trip. For my previous list of fun activities, click here.
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Make your own Star Wars Mickey Mouse/Minnie Mouse Ears
Mickey Mouse ears have become a Disney tradition. Men, women, and children wear them throughout the parks, displaying their love for Disney.
These ears can run anywhere from affordable to out of this world expensive depending on the types of ears and where they are purchased.
But why not create your own pair to wear in Galaxy’s Edge and proudly tell anyone who asks that it was your creation?
Mickey Mouse ears are usually three components: headband, ears, and a bow (optional). How you design the ears is entirely up to you.
There are several videos on YouTube.com that offer tutorials on creating your own ears. For those who are comfortable with a needle and thread, can sew the fabric around the ears.
The ears are often stuffed with craft foam or Poly-fil Stuffing.
Hot glue can also get the job done but the ears may not be as stable.
Some ears can be made with craft wire and battery-operated lights while others are created using a 3D printer.
Write down a list of your favorite Star Wars characters or movies and begin brainstorming. Think about the designs you have seen previously or wanted to try.
There is no limit to the imagination.
For children make sure to have adult supervision when working with this craft.
Draw and design your own Star Wars pins
Another popular tradition of Disney is the pins and pin trading! Pins vary in price and with as much if not more variety as the Mickey Mouse ears.
For this activity gather your art supplies and either design your own Star Wars pins or draw some that you’ve seen.
Draw, color, paint on paper and either keep them as drawings or cut them out to share and wear with a little tape.
Be as detailed and colorful as you want. Draw the Star Wars pins you’d like to wear and share your ideas with your family.
Watch POV videos
POV (point of view) videos taken from Disney rides are all over YouTube. They give viewers watching the first-person perspective of a ride oftentimes with stunning quality.
If you have not been to Galaxy’s Edge yet or simply want to relive the thrills of the rides you can do so from your home.
Connect your phone, computer, or laptop to your television for a larger view, visit YouTube.com, and search for titles like Millennium Falcon Full Ride and Rise of the Resistance Full Ride. You will find several videos of these rides from multiple YouTube Channels.
This may sound less exciting than being there in person but it is far more entertaining than you will realize.
Not to mention you will be informed as to the nature of these rides especially in cases of things like motion sickness or children who may be afraid of the rides.
I hope that these activities will help pass the time with as much enjoyment as possible.
Stay home, safe, healthy, and positive. Remember “The Force will be with you. Always.”
What will you do first when you go to Galaxy’s Edge? Leave your answers in the comments below so I can read them and vote!