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Darth Vader Paper Hat for Star Wars Day

Learn to make a Darth Vader paper hat with this fun and easy tutorial for kids. Perfect for Star Wars crafting and imaginary play!

Skills Required: None. Kids will be cutting and gluing construction paper. If they can use scissors, they can do this craft.

darth vader paper hat

Calling all young Jedi and crafty Sith Lords! If you’ve ever dreamed of stepping into the boots of Darth Vader, albeit in a less ominous and more playful manner, today’s Star Wars craft will send you to the stars.

We’re about to enter the whimsical world of construction paper crafts, transforming simple sheets of paper into the iconic Darth Vader helmet. And it’s perfect for your little adventurers!

Whether it’s for a themed party, an afternoon activity, or even as a creative Halloween accessory, this kids’ craft promises loads of fun and a galactic dose of creativity.

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And the best part? You don’t need to travel to a galaxy far, far away to find your supplies. Everything you need is probably already waiting in your craft drawer!

Here’s what you’ll need to embark on this stellar crafting journey: black and white construction paper, a glue stick, scissors, and a pencil. Simple, right? Plus, each step in this tutorial is kid-friendly, ensuring that your little ones can participate in the making of their new cosmic accessory.

This Darth Vader paper craft is a doorway to imagination. It’s where art meets play, and where your kids get to enhance their creativity and motor skills while having a blast.

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Plus, crafting together is a wonderful way to spend quality time, creating memories that are as lasting as the Star Wars saga itself.

So, grab those scissors, summon your inner Jedi craft-master, and prepare for a delightful escapade into the world of paper crafting.

By the end of this tutorial, you won’t just have a craft; you’ll have a miniature Darth Vader, ready to rule the living room with kindness and a bit of mischievous fun. Ready to get started? Grab your supplies, and may the crafts be with you!

Gather These Supplies

  • Black construction paper
  • White construction paper
  • Glue stick (or adhesive dots)
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

Tips and Thoughts About This Project

While I love Dollar Tree, I don’t recommend inexpensive construction paper for this craft. It’s too flimsy. If you can’t find thicker construction paper, use cardstock.

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Get the printable how to card below:

Yield: 1 hat

Darth Vader Paper Hat

darth vader paper hat

Create a Darth Vader helmet with paper and our easy guide! Fun, simple craft perfect for kids' playtime.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Active Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $1


  • Black construction paper
  • White construction paper
  • Glue stick or adhesive dots


  • Scissors
  • Pencil


  1. Fold a piece of white construction paper in half. Create an outline of half a Darth Vader helmet on the folded piece of paper. Cut along the lines you drew and open the template.Fold the White Paper and Cut
  2. Place the template over a black piece on construction paper and trace the template. Cut the black construction paper along the lines.
  3. Cut one corner of the discarded black construction paper into a triangle.
  4. Using another piece of white construction paper, draw the framing for Darth Vader’s mask (looks like a rounded uppercase M) as well as the eyes, nose, and mouth bars. Cut them out.draw out the helmet pieces on white paper and cut out
  5. Place the mouth bars over the triangle cut from the black construction paper. Glue down and let dry.Glue the Mouth Strips to the Triangles
  6. To the original black mask shape, glue the white outline, eyes, and black triangle. Once the black triangle is in place, attach the nose hole and circles at the corners of the triangle. Allow the mask to dry completely.glue the accent pieces to the front of the helmet
  7. When ready to assemble as a hat, cut two inch strips from black construction paper. Measure the child’s head and create a circle to fit. Glue the strips to hold the circle closed.Cut Strips from Black Paper
  8. Attach the helmet to the circular loop for the child to wear.darth vader paper craft

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