Monkey Wants a Tauntaun!

Knitted Taun-Taun with ThinkGeek Monkey /// Check out our blog for lots of Star Wars crafts and ideas /// #starwars #starwarsparty #maythefourthbewithyou #starwarsbirthday #luke #tauntaun #knitting  ©mara's things

One would think that stuffed monkeys do not NEED Star Wars costumes.  And one would be wrong.  I know that M4P friend Amy (maker-of-all-art-things extraordinaire) would certainly object to that statement, so Amy, this one is for you!

This brilliant creation by Mara Saxer at the blog Mara’s Things has everything a curious monkey could want: ear protection (to protect its ears if it makes too much noise), icky gooey tauntaun innards, and goggles to protect oneself while playing with said innards…and style. Monkeys have style!

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New and Improved! Lightsaber 2.0 (DIY Foam Noodle Lightsabers)

DIY Foam Noodle Lightsaber. Check out all our other Star Wars costumes on our blog! #jedi #sith #lighsaber #starwars #starwarsparty #maythefourthbewithyou #starwarsbirthday #starwarscostume #foamnoodle #halloweencostume

For generations, the lightsaber has been know across the galaxies as the weapon of heroes.  Elegant, swift, lightweight and very effective in the right hands.  One could assume such a design would never be improved upon.  However, with version 2.0 we have added an amazing new feature!  Now you do not have to cry if it gets wet from a spilled Banta milk, or wipe off all that Tauntaun spit.  It is perfectly safe if you plan on visiting Otoh Gunga.  The new and improved Lightsaber 2.0 is waterproof and, it floats!
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Smile, it’s Star Wars Time!

Star Wars Tootbrush - Lightsaber/// Check out all our other Star Wars gifts on our blog! // #starwars #starwarsparty #maythefourthbewithyou #starwarsbirthday #starwarsgift #toothbrush #lightsaber

Have you seen Ewan McGregor’s smile?  Seriously, have you?

I am a little torn here, I really want to show his picture on the blog, but I am thinking Ewan probably wouldn’t appreciate being volunteered into doing an “advetorial” for a toothbrush.  So the link above will have to do!  So click on the link, admire his smile, and then come right back to the M4P post!
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Dagobah Swamp Jello

Stinky Tauntauns

When I was a wee Padawan, I did A LOT of camping.  With friends, family and the Scouts (in Europe, the Scouts are co-ed).  Eating all that campfire food, it was inevitable that someone started “stinking up” their sleeping bag at bed time.  We would hear the farting, and everyone would scream “DO NOT OPEN YOUR SLEEPING BAG!!”  But of course the culprit would open it, and we all would gag and scream “AAAURGH!”  If we had had these Tauntaun sleeping bags, we would all have been yelling “AND WE THOUGHT THEY SMELLED BAD ON THE OUTSIDE!” instead.   Camping (and farting) would have been MUCH funnier!

Taun-taun Sleeping Bag /// Check out all our other Star Wars costumes on our blog! #starwars #starwarsparty #maythefourthbewithyou #starwarsbirthday #tauntaun #luke #hansolo #hoth

This is just so awesome. Check out the intestine lining on the inside!!!!!

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Glow Stick Lightsabers: an Elegant Weapon for a more Civilized Age

At last count our family had about a dozen or so of various inexpensive lightsabers, 1 of the mid-grade, and 3 of the high-end ones (OK, full disclosure, those last 3 are not the kids’…).  You wouldn’t think we needed more.  However, none of them worked for the General Grievous Halloween costume we did last year (instructions to come soon!).  We needed smaller, lighter, and continually glowing – so we had to get creative.  These are kid-sized, inexpensive, glow in the dark, AND they are pretty whackable (won’t break, or hurt you too badly when you get hit in the knees).  That’s a pretty hard combo to beat!  Top that off with being super simple to make, so the kids can do most of the work.

DIY Glow stick and Bubble wand Lightsaber. Check out all our other Star Wars costumes on our blog! #jedi #sith #lighsaber #starwars #starwarsparty #maythefourthbewithyou #starwarsbirthday #starwarscostume  #fubbles #glowstick #bubblewand #halloweencostume

The green lightsaber works especially well for a toddler/pre-schooler dressed up as Yoda – it is light and easy to hold, and just the right size.

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