May the Force Be With Your Thumb Doodles

With a thumb print face and some doodling, Luke, Leia, and Han come to life. Photo: Amy Kraft
With a thumb print face and some doodling, Luke, Leia, and Han come to life. Photo: Amy Kraft

Klutz kits are consistently a hit in our house. We love the paper crafts and drawing and superheros and fashion crafts. And now we have added Star Wars to our collection.

Photo: Klutz
Photo: Klutz

I first came across Star Wars Thumb Doodles at this year’s Toy Fair, and couldn’t wait to get my hands (and thumbs) on it. The kit comes with a how-to book, a stamp pad, a pen, and a two-sided lightsaber pencil. One of the first things the book teaches you to draw, appropriately, is a lightsaber because don’t you want to put one in every picture? Yeah, me too.

All of your favorite characters can be drawn in five to six steps, combining thumbprints with black pen. Draw the droids, the AT-ATs, the tie fighters. Then you can start adding combinations of these doodles into scenes like Tatooine, Mos Eisley cantina, Jabba’s palace, and the Ewok village.

My 7-year-old's thumbprint ewok. Photo: Amy Kraft
My 7-year-old’s thumbprint Ewok. Photo: Amy Kraft

I love to give Klutz kits as birthday gifts, and I have a feeling this one is going to make it into heavy birthday rotation in the 2nd and 3rd grade parties my daughter will be attending. Klutz has other Star Wars goodies, too, like the Star Wars Folded Flyers, where you can make 30 different starfighters.

May the Fourth be with you!

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