Let me start by saying, this is my FAVORITE of all the Star Wars movies. Now, my very first movie at the movie theater was The Empire Strikes Back (I was about 3 years old and my dad took me and had to explain the whole movie to me….) But my favorite Star Wars movies without a doubt is Return of the Jedi. In fact, I actually recall counting down the days until it opened! I will admit I am very American in liking this one the best– after all we have to have a happy-ending. But, I also loved the Ewoks!
For our third Star Wars day we started with Ewoks, seeing as how they are in Return of the Jedi. Plus, I also really liked them as a kid and even had one of those stuffed Ewok dolls. Our third mom camp star wars day featured a special guest, a young friend of Cinco’s. So we had to run to the craft store before he came over to make sure we had enough materials to make the Ewoks. What did we purchase you ask?
We made a number of Ewoks, including their weapons and even some Ewok babies!
The Princess loved the Ewok babies. To be honest, we sorta made the Ewoks for The Princess who felt that there were just too many boy crafts.
Sadly, our invited guest was not really digging the Ewoks. But Cinco had a great time designing them!
Next up I tried to make the Death Star Popcorn Balls. Umm… so I tried to follow the recipe, but it calls for water and after reading the recipe about a million times I couldn’t find out how much water to put in. So I found another Popcorn Ball recipe and made them. I also dyed the sugar mix black with food coloring to make the popcorn ball seem more like the Death Star. None of this really helped and everyone, Cinco, The Princess, the guest and even I thought they were gross. (You know its bad when two seven-year olds and four-year old will not eat a ball popcorn covered in sugar). But hey, you cannot win them all, right?
The VERY best part of the night was The Captain “pretending” to use the force. He blew over the R2-D2 paper craft from yesterday–and claimed it was the Force. And, of course the kids saw him blow it and told him he was not a JEDI.
Then he attached a string to the paper R2-D2 and pulled it toward him. Of course, the kids figured it out again. And, The Captain was truly sad that he couldn’t trick the kiddos. Thank heaven they have a little more common sense than that! Sorry, Captain!
We also played with this cool book. Cinco did a great job making the thumb print people and The Princess had fun too. Although, her thumb prints were a bit more like blobs…
This was our reading for the day. Not academic… but fun. And, whatever, Cinco’s reading!
Then, it was time for movie night and the finally episode: RETURN OF THE JEDI!