Star Wars: The Force Awakens Hand Puppets #FandangoFamily @Fandango #Giveaway #Ad



    Although I have always been a movie buff, it takes a special film to get me really excited and make me want to go see it on its opening weekend.  Star Wars: The Force Awakens has me literally on the edge of my seat in anticipation.  So much so, that I have already purchased tickets in advance for my entire family the weekend that it debuts in theaters in December.  Let me tell you, that is the first time that I have bought movie tickets that far in advance!

    This movie is special for me because of the nostalgia involved in watching the original Star Wars movies when I was a kid with my siblings.  I have nothing but great memories of the three of us being glued to the big screen watching some of our favorite characters like Han Solo, Princess Leah, Yoda and Chewbacca on their intergalactic adventures.


    In this continuation of the epic space opera saga, a downed stormtrooper goes on a journey reconnecting him with heroic faces from the past.  I can’t wait to see all of the Star Wars characters that I know and love from when I was a girl!  Thankfully, I was able to purchase my tickets in advance through Fandango.  It was so easy to use their app on my smartphone to secure the tickets during my lunch break.  I can’t wait to head to the movies with my family and experience this movie franchise with my own boys this December!

    To get my boys really excited, I decided to make some Yoda and Chewbacca hand puppets that we can take with us to the theater.  After all, if I’m going to introduce my sons to Star Wars, we are going to go all the way and completely geek out!  Hopefully this will become a tradition that they will pass on to their own children!



Paper lunch sack
Colored paper: light green, brown, and white
Plastic eyes
Kid scissors
Glue stick


Step 1- trace the rectangle on the bottom of your paper bag onto the green paper
Step 2- draw two ears (doesn’t have to be perfect)
Step 3- glue your rectangle and ears onto the bag like so
Step 4- cut out a long skinny rectangle out of brown paper and glue to the bag vertically
Step 5- cut out two long skinny rectangles from your white paper and glue to each side of the brown piece
Step 6- glue your plastic eyes towards the bottom of your green rectangle (the face)
Step 7- to finish your yoda, draw a free wrinkles, a little shape inside the ears, a mouth, and nose and yoda is finished!




Paper lunch sack
Large plastic eyes
Colored paper:light pink, white, black, mustard brown, and black
Kid scissors
Glue stick


Step 1- Place your bag on top of your mustard brown paper, use the bag as a outline of where to draw Chewbacca’s hair, draw a bunch of spikes around your bag like so
Step 2- Cut your spiked hair out and glue to the rectangle shape on the bottom of your bag
Step 3- Draw and cut out a peanut shaped mouth
Step 4- Draw and cut out a long mustache
Step 5- Draw and cut out a oval with a spiked top and bottom
Step 6- Now glue these pieces and your plastic eyes onto your Chewbacca like so
Step 7- Using a brown marker, draw on a little extra hair
Step 8- Draw on a upside down heart for a nose and Chewbacca is ready!


    Make sure you order your tickets to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens and let Fandango take the hassle out of planning this magical event for you to experience with your own family!

Let’s Discuss:  What are some of your favorite Star Wars memories from when you were a kid?


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  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says

    Those puppets are so stinkin’ cute. We are major Star Wars fans, so I know my boys would love them!!

  2. These are perfect! My boys cannot wait to see Star Wars. They are 25 so they may skip on the hand puppets but they are cute.

  3. One of my favorite memories of Star Wars was seeing the resissue in theaters with my dad and sister in 1997! Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  4. I love your creativity with those puppets. I also remember how exciting it was to see the original Star Wars movies with friends. The special effects were amazing for that time!

  5. I remember going to see Star Wars over and over again with my friends when I was a kid. Movies were much cheaper back then and your parents would allow you to go more often.

  6. Crystal Mckinley says

    I really enjoyed the ewoks when I was little. They are so cute and look like little teddy bears. I love their tree house village too.

  7. I love the puppets. My family is a huge fan of Star Wars; we are all looking forward to seeing this.

  8. I will never forget that opening scene of Star Wars–it was the first time that type of photography was used and it was electrifying to say the least!! I’ve seen all the Star Wars movies and am looking forward to this one as well. I love that Yoda puppet!!

  9. My favorite Star Wars memory was Hans Solo. Haha. Seriously, me and my girl friends were so in love with the guy! Other than that, I also loved Chewbacca. When my little fur baby starts to look like Chewbacca, I know it is time to take him to the groomers! 🙂

  10. Adrienne Gordon says

    I remember seeing it with my brothers, they were fascinated and I was ambivalent. However, now, i can’t wait for the new movie.

  11. Luke was a babe when I was a kid!!!

  12. I have memories thru my son who never missed a movie.

  13. Julie Wood says

    My Dad is a huge Star Wars fan and he took me to the movies and I had so much fun watching them with him. Now that we watch the reruns and never get tired of Star Wars. The movies are a classic!

  14. Jennifer Rote says

    I remember going to see Star Wars at the drive-in with my parents.

  15. Oh, this is great! My 5 year old has recently become obsessed with Star Wars. We’ll have to try to find time for this craft & I’ll definitely enter the giveaway!

  16. I remember when the first Star Wars movie came out. We were blown away by the special effects and loved the characters.

  17. susan smoaks says

    I remember going to see star wars in the movie theater when I was a kid with my family it was a lot of fun.

  18. These are some awesome crafts for the new Star Wars movie we can’t wait until he comes out in December.

  19. I don’t really have many star wars memories, besides seeing the movie that came out when I was around 10ish years old.

  20. Seyma Shabbir says

    My favorite Star Wars memories is watching the Star wars movies with my dad. He was in the Army at the time and it was a big deal watching all those cool CGI’s.

  21. Ellie Wright says

    I remember when star wars first came out. My English teacher was a huge fan and she incorporated star wars in a lot of our school work.

  22. My favorite Star Wars memories was role playing the scenes with my siblings.

  23. Catherine S says

    What a cute and creative idea. Yoda has always been my favorite. I can’t wait to see the movie.

  24. I remember my brother being a big fan of Star Wars and having all the movie related toys.

  25. When I was little I used to sit in my dad’s recliner with a joy stick and a keyboard and pretend I was flying the millenium falcon while I watched episode IV. It was also the first movie I could quote a line from. Star Wars has been a major part of my life.

  26. I remember seeing the first Star Wars in the theater when I was a kid. Couldnt wait for the next one to come out.
    The hand puppets are so cute! Love the yoda puppet.

  27. Oh they are so cute, what a lovely craft idea to go with the film.

  28. Those are so cute! This is a great way to encourage creativity and keep the excitement up for the upcoming release. I love it!

  29. Well, Star Wars first came out when I was about 5 and I remember everyone went crazy over the action figures and the ships and stuff.

  30. I think that it is great that it still has an impact today. I remember being afraid of the characters. Chewbacca gave me nightmares.

  31. Kim Henrichs says

    When I was a kid I dressed as Star Wars characters probably three times – two as Leia for sure. I had two older brothers so Star Wars was a big deal at my house.

  32. I love these! My husband is so excited for this movie – you have no idea.

  33. I remember going to Star Wars themed birthday parties and also just being intrigued by the Star Wars characters.

  34. Oh these are so cute! It will be so much fun having the kids create their own Star Wars stories and adventures.

  35. Tabathia B says

    Growing up I wasn’t a big star wars fan, I only really loved the first movie the original star wars that started it all. But after seeing this new trailer, I am excited in the direction that it’s headed in and will be seeing this in theaters.

  36. Maryann D. says

    My memories are of seeing this movie with my friends and it was so popular and exciting for all of us.

  37. What an awesome giveaway!! I entered!! I would love to win a GC to take my boys to the movies. I was shocked last time we went at how much it cost to take my boys, but they had so much fun we can’t wait to do it again! I remember watching the Star Wars series and being mesmerized. I hope my kids are too!

  38. That’s fun idea, love those puppet looks so cute and easy to do. I will let my son know this and he will surely love it.

  39. These are so cute. I love the chewy. Adorable, I know my boys would love to do these! How fun.

  40. I remember dressing up as Princess Leia one halloween as a kid!

  41. We were never big Star Wars fans but I do love those puppets! They are adorable!

  42. I have to admit, I am not a huge Star Wars fan. I have only seen a few of the movies. I know, shoot me!

  43. What fun little puppets! My son in law is really looking forward to seeing the new Star Wars.

  44. I was less than one when the movies were first released in ’77. but I do remember going to movie theater to see Return of the Jedi….so it must have been a re-release.

  45. I’ll definitely have to make these puppets with my 5 year old son, they are awesome! Great giveaway too!

  46. I’ve always said, googly eyes make everything better! And your craft proves it!

  47. Karen Deva says

    I remember going to see the first Star Wars movie in the theater with my mom and sister. I was about 6 and so excited to be going to the movies at night! In the dark! About half way through the movie I fell asleep and for years I didn’t know what I had missed. Remember, this was before VCRs. Lol!

  48. Tari Lawson says

    I do not have Star Wars memories. I am one of the rare few who have never seen a Star Wars movie.

  49. soha molina says

    I remember watching it in the theaters and the lines were soooo long:) I thought it was the best movie ever,

  50. Austin Baroudi says

    My favorite Star Wars memories were playing The Knights of The Old Republic games with my buddy when we were kids!

  51. Lori Walker says

    Our family would try to imitate Chewbacca howling all over.

  52. I know there are lots of people really looking forward to the movie. I have a hard time remember the original ones. These are adorable puppets and looks like so much fun to make.

  53. Steven weber says

    My favorite Star Wars memory involves all the scenes with Yoda.

  54. Richard Hicks says

    I remember when growing up, a lot of by childhood friends and I would go see the movie. There was always so much excitement and fun

  55. shelly peterson says

    My brother was really into Star Wars and we watched these movies a lot together.

  56. The Force Awakens has been making news already & I am so excited as well being a lover of Star Wars movies. The hand puppets looks cute and creative & the good thing is you can put your kids as well to get involved in the craft work.

  57. I remember seeing the original movies with my best friend in junior high school!

  58. These hand puppets are great. I would suggest this craft to my friend who is a preschool teacher. I am sure her students would love the activity of making their own puppets.

  59. What a fun craft idea to do with the kids! Especially fans of Star Wars. I love how the Chewbacca came out!

  60. I am looking forward to seeing the movie as well. I remember seeing the the original movies with my friends in school. So much fun!

  61. Thomas Murphy says

    I loved having sleep overs and watching Star Wars with my friends.

  62. Dawn Monroe says

    I remember my spoiled cousins had all the Star Wars toys and wouldn’t let anyone play with them. I was so jealous! I especially wanted to play with the Enterprise ship. BTW, my cousins are still stingy. 🙂

  63. Courtnie Miller says

    I liked going to the movie theater with my sister and dad to go see the movies.

  64. My favorite Star Wars memory was going to see Episode 1 with one of my best friends at the time.

  65. Amanda Sakovitz says

    I liked seeing Luke for the first time. I had a big crush on him.

  66. I remember how much my brother loved Star Wars and he and his friends used to build models and sets in the garage and try to recreate some the scenes and film them with their old movie camera. 🙂

  67. The first star wars movie I ever saw, I was in high school and my boyfriend took me to see it. I have loved them ever since!

  68. I do not remember much about Star Wars as a kid.

  69. Tanya White says

    I remember when VHS was the way we watched movies and when my father had me watch Star wars for the first time. Every time I see Star wars that memories pops back into my thoughts.

  70. These are so cute!

  71. When I was a kid we went to the Sorrel Forest where they filmed the Ewok scene. It was magical. I loved Chewbacca too.

  72. megan tilley says

    I have never seen star wars! I know I really need too so I don’t have any memories.

  73. Gina M (Wild Orchid) says

    I saw the movies for the first time with my husband. My son is now a huge star wars fan too!

    Entered the Rafflecopter as “Wild Orchid”

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  74. The first time I saw it with my dad at our house on television. I remember the Ewoks and how much I wanted to be that little girl!

  75. Brittney House says

    I remember seeing my first Star Wars at the movie theaters. It was such a huge screen and the visuals and sounds were so amazing to me.

  76. Believe it or not, I’ve never seen Star Wars! That will change though since I have two boys!

  77. Catherine R says

    I remember watching all of the movies with my dad when I was a kid. He was a big fan and got me into it too.

  78. It was waiting in line to see all the movies.

  79. I saw all of the original 3 movies as a child when they were in theaters. We had never seen anything like it before!

  80. I never saw the movies as a kid! I experienced them as a teenager with my now husband, he definitely got me into Star Wars. Now our 6 year old is obsessed!

  81. Tonya Atkinson says

    My favorite memories as of child of Star Wars were of fixing my hair like Princess Leia. Trying to talk like a Wookie. And just make believing I was a Jedi.

  82. I don’t really remember much about the Star Wars movies from when I was a kid. The memory that sticks out most in my mind is admiration of Princess Leia’s hair. 🙂

  83. I remember I had a hover jedi toy that my dad bought at a garage sale. I loved it.

  84. I remember when Star Wars first came out. My mom wouldn’t let me go to the theater in case it was too scary. That made seeing it even cooler, when it finally came out on tape and I got to see it. It’s been a favorite every since.

  85. Leigh Anne Borders says

    I have fond memories of watching this movie with my family at the drive in movie theater.

  86. Dina Lindquist says

    I have so many great memories of Star Wars as a kid. I had a few Star Wars themed Birthday parties. My favorite was the Yoda birthday cake my mom made! 🙂

  87. BB remembers standing in line w/my mom for the ORIGINAL Star Wars. The movie was good, but the best part was seeing my mom get all geeky about a pelicula! Gracias for the giveaway; BB2U.

  88. I don’t really have any Star Wars memories that I can remember, sadly. I would love to make new memories with my girls at the movies 🙂

  89. Seyma Shabbir says
  90. I remember buying and making a latch hook rug of Chewbakka for my nephew when he was little. He was and is still a huge Star Wars fan.

  91. I saw some of the newer movies in theater. I also remember getting a Star Wars toy as part of a pizza party from Pizza Hut in 5th grade.

  92. Oh my gosh, I have SO MANY! I remember seeing the first *Star Wars* at the drive-in with my parents. I was in the backseat, and I fell asleep for the second picture. Great memory!

  93. Meghan Malicoat says

    To be honest I wasn’t a big Star Wars fan as a kid. My brother on the other hand was and is still a huge Star Wars fan so most of my Star Wars memories are about my brother.

  94. Shockingly (being that I’m a movie blogger, lol) I didn’t see any of the Star Wars films until my freshman year in college – I decided to marathon all of them during my freshman year spring break. I’m looking forward to the new one!

  95. I remember standing in line with my friends, long lines. Loved the movie, and remember as a teenager, leaving the movie & conflicted who I was going to marry, Han Solo or Luke! LOL! Thank you for the chance!

  96. I loved Star Wars and still do. I use to watch it with my brother almost every day, we also had all the toys for it and we use to play for hours with everything.

  97. Star Wars is the first movie my parents ever dropped me off at with my sisters and no adult supervision.

  98. I remember pretending to be chewbacca at random times!

  99. I entered your Shutterfly giveaway.

  100. I remember not wanting my hair in pigtails because I thought it made me look like Yoda.

  101. Heather Hayes Panjon says

    I Really Don’t Have Any Memories Of Star Wars Growing Up. I’ve Seen More Of Star Wars As An Adult. I’m Not A Huge Fan, But I Can Watch It.

  102. amy williams says

    I was not really into Star Wars when I was a kid. My husband is though and would love to watch it.

  103. amber cheras says

    I remember when I was younger my father took me to see star wars. We had such a blast, and we even got the star wars monopoly game which was tons of fun. Still love it and can’t wait to see the new movie next month. May the force be with you!

  104. Allison Swain says

    I remember my dad being a big star wars fan and he took me to see it. I loved it!

    Thank you for the giveaway 🙂

  105. Allison Swain says

    Entered Ninja Coffee Bar giveaway

  106. Danielle Wood says

    I liked seeing the movies with my brother. We used to be really close as kids.

  107. Janice Cooper says

    I’m a Star Wars fan!!! I remember going to see Star Wars with my neighbors when I was a kid. I feel in love with this movie then. I loved all the action and remember my favorite character was R2D2. I even remember seeing Empire Strike back .

  108. My friend had all of the Star Wars figures, so I loved going over to his house to play with them!

  109. When I was a kid we didn’t have ‘Star Wars’ (I am an old person!); we had ‘Star Trek’ on TV though. I love them both now, and can’t wait for the new film!

  110. kim keithline says

    We used to always play fight with sticks and pretend they were light sabers.

  111. I have never seen any of the Star Wars movies. Nobody believes me.

  112. Tracie Cooper says

    My favorite Star Wars movie memory is my mom taking me and my siblings and a couple of our friends to see the movie in the theater. We also went out to lunch and had a blast!

  113. S. P. Smith says

    I really don’t have any Star Wars memories, because growing up I never went to the movies. Weird, right? But I remember seeing the character dolls when I’d go shopping with my parents.

  114. I can remember when me and my brother were kids. he used to watch it all the time so i was kind of made to watch it. I ended up liking it.

  115. These puppets are so fun! And they look easy to make with my preschooler. Both my munchkins and just my whole little family are huge Star Wars fans!

  116. I have to say my favorite Star Wars memory is pretty recent since it involves my kids, it’s when their dad pulled out his original lightsabers and battled our son for the first time. The lightsaber was so big my son could barely lift it and he kept trying to hold it by the beam lol Their dad did the same thing when our daughter was very little. It’s just hilarious watching him battle with these tiny humans and all the sound effects he makes, it’s like being able to catch a glimpse of his childhood.

  117. I went to see Star Wars Episode IV in the second run theater in the summer of 1977. I was 11 years old. I remember when Darth Vader first appeared, and the audience all instinctively booed him

  118. I remember being a kid and pretending to have lightsaber fights….Wait I still pretend to have lightsaber fights as an adult 🙂

  119. I actually do not have any. I have never seen or been interested in Star Wars but my younger brother growing up and still today is and was obsessed.

  120. I remember all the kids at school being so excited about the movies and having a lot of merchandise with the characters, etc. For some reason, I never watched Star Wars movies until I got a little older.

  121. I never got into Star Wars, but my husband had all the little Star Wars figures and played with them often.

  122. I was about 10 years old when the original movie was in theaters. I can remember going to see it and was wowed by it. I wasn’t as crazy as some of the people I knew who went to see it over and over again though.

  123. Michelle H. says

    I remember standing in long lines to see the films.

  124. My earliest memory is seeing the original Star Wars movie with my then boyfriend and waiting in line for the entire length of the movie to see the next showing. It was amazing! Each movie after that kept getting better!

  125. My favorite Star Wars memories was watching the movies with my brothers and sister. Then we would go out and pretend we were the characters.

  126. My memories are of my nephew having the largest collection of toys that were made for Star Wars and luckily my son inherited most of them. My boys would make believe they were Jedi knights and dress up and play with store bought light sabers. I am so happy that the Star Wars movies have continued on and in popularity. We even had a lunch box. Unfortunately all were “cleaned” out years ago.

  127. Jeccica Simpson says

    I remember seeing Star Wars, in the drive-in with my parent when I was a little girl. The sound was so load in the car I had to put my hands over my ears, back in the day when you would feed the speakers at the drive-in in the car, hahahaha.

  128. Me and my friend saw the 1st one 7 times back in the day.

  129. Tracy Robertson says

    My favorite Star Wars memory is waiting in the long line to see the original! I was little and the excitement in the air to see that movie was a thrill.

  130. Carolyn Daley says

    I honestly do not have any memories of seeing Star Wars as a kid. I only saw the movies about eight or nine years ago with my friend. It was very enjoyable to have an all day marathon. I absolutely adore Chewbacca and I own the Lego Star Wars The Complete Saga game. It recently got backwards compatibility with the Xbox One so I might be replaying the game soon.

  131. Richard Hicks says
  132. Bridgett Wilbur says

    One of my favorite memorys of Star Wars was going to the theater with my brothers and watching it. Then we got home and acted out the movie for over a year over and over again. What a great movie.

  133. I remember waiting in line to see the movie, I think it was the first movie that I waited in line to see. The special effects in the movie were spectacular for the time.

  134. I don’t even have any memories of star wars from when I was younger.

  135. Susan Smith says

    I remember going to see Star Wars over and over again with my friends. My parents couldn’t understand why I wanted to see the same movie so many times.

  136. I’ve actually never seen Star Wars… bad, I know!

  137. I vaguely remember having collectible Star Wars cups when I was a kid, I think they were from Burger King or some other fast food chain.

  138. Tonya flores says

    I love all of the Star Wars movies, Luke was super hot.

  139. Some of my favorite Star Wars memory is that one of the movies was shot just a few minutes from where I live and reading about it in the newspaper.

  140. Laurie Emerson says

    My favorite Star Wars memory is going to the first Star Wars movie and feeling like I had seen the best movie of my life.

  141. Peggy Rydzewski says

    Watching my now adult son grow up with star wars and now him watching his son grow up with them.

  142. I remember seeing the first movie with my Grandfather.
    Thanks for the contest.

  143. What a cute idea for puppets. I haven’t been to see the new movie yet I am kinda of scared it won’t stack up with the others.

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