Is there anything cuter than Baby Yoda? Your little Star Wars fans will love making this paper plate Baby Yoda craft after watching another exciting episode of the Mandalorian!
Grogu, or “The Child,” has become one of the most popular characters for Star Wars fans all over the world. Known as Baby Yoda by many, Grogu is simply adorable, especially when he rides in his pod.
Well Star Wars fans, get excited because I have an easy and cute Baby Yoda craft for you! If your kids can’t get enough of The Mandalorian, they can make this Grogu craft after watching the show.
The best part of this paper plate Baby Yoda craft is that you can take him in and out of his hover pod. And with the free template, this craft is easy to do. Even your preschoolers and kindergarteners can join in on the fun!
How to Make the Baby Yoda in Pod Craft
- Free Baby Yoda and pod templates
- Colored construction papers or cardstock
- Glue stick
- Paper plate
- Black marker or Sharpie
1. Download and print out the Baby Yoda template. There are 3 sizes to choose from depending on the size of your paper plate. Cut out all the pieces.
Assemble Baby Yoda Craft
2. Trace the head pattern on green paper, the inner ears on pink paper, and the robe on brown paper. You can use the eye patterns you cut out from the previous step directly.
Cut out all the traced patterns.
3. Glue the inner ear cutouts in the middle of the ear parts of the head pattern. Glue the eyes and then use a black pen or Sharpie to draw the nose and mouth of Baby Yoda.
4. Glue the head on the top side of the robe cutout.
Prepare the Hover Pod Craft
5. Use your paper plate as a guide and trace the inner circle of the paper plate on a piece of grey paper. If you are having trouble fitting a pencil beneath the paper plate to trace the inner circle, then you can cut the inner circle out from another paper plate and use that as a stencil to trace on grey paper.
Cut out the circle from the grey construction paper and glue it in the inner circle of the paper plate.
** Note: I considered creating a template for the hover pod, but paper plate dimensions vary. What works for my paper plate may not work for yours. Using your own paper plate as a template will avoid confusion.
6. Using your paper plate again, trace the outer perimeter of the paper plate on black paper. Cut out the circle and fold it in half. Using the creased line as a guide, cut the circle in half.
Draw a smaller half-circle on grey paper. The exact diameter of the smaller half-circle doesn’t matter as long as it’s small enough to form a thick border when glued on top of the black half-circle. Cut out the grey half-circle.
Glue the smaller half-circle on top of the bigger half-circle.
Use a black marker or Sharpie and draw the 3 buttons along the straight side of the half-circle and a straight line underneath them.
7. Apply glue to the bottom half of the paper plate, along the border only. Place the half-circle patterns on top of the paper plate and press along the border to secure.
8. Insert the Baby Yoda inside the paper plate Hover Pod through the open end. If you would like Baby Yoda to stay in place, then glue the paper Baby Yoda to the paper plate.
Isn’t Baby Yoda adorable sitting in his hover pod? Your kids will love playing with Baby Yoda and reenacting the scenes from the popular TV show.
This Baby Yoda craft is a great activity to do on May 4th, the official Star Wars holiday. If you are hosting or attending a Star Wars party with your kids, this is the perfect craft to entertain your kids while the adults chat about all things Star Wars. Your kids will also love the BB-8 craft, which is also a paper plate craft of another beloved Star Wars character.
May the Fourth be with you!