May the Force be with you as you create a sweet Star Wars Lightsaber Candy Wrapper Craft with Smarties! This is the perfect DIY candy activity for all Star Wars rebel and empire fans, kids, and adults alike. They pair perfectly with our Star Wars Valentines Cards, are great halloween handouts, and the perfect party favor for the classroom, party games, or a Star Wars themed party!
What do you do when your kids are crazy about Star Wars? Channel their inner Jedi with this easy Star Wars Lightsaber craft that doubles as a sweet treat! There are lots of situations that ask for “gift handouts” from kids like Halloween, class party, Valentine’s day, etc. So what is something that won’t break the bank, yet still fun that kids can bring to class and hand out? That’s when I had the idea to combine a favorite allergy-free candy like Smarties with Star Wars!
🍬 Why Smarties?
Although we don’t personally have to deal with many food allergies; I still like to keep a stash of treats that are known to have less food allergy reactions with kids in case any of my kid’s friends happen to have a food allergy I don’t know about.
Plus with food allergies in my kid’s classrooms, I keep a supply on hand for when they need treats in the classrooms. Smarties are one of the best known low allergy candy available.
But more than that, Smarties are the perfect size and shape for the center of a lightsaber candy wrapper handout. Other candies I’ve seen used (such as full size candybars and a roll of sweettarts) are far too big to pair with a Valentine Card that kids hand out. And they are also not as cost effective. These are the perfect small size that pairs perfectly with a Valentine’s Day Card, or to fit into a class treat bucket!
🧵 Supplies Needed for the Lightsaber Candy Wrapper
Some of the links below are Amazon affiliate links, which means that I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase through them. This helps me to keep this blog running and to provide you with free content.
One thing that makes this lightsaber craft great is that it is easy and inexpensive. You can easily grab all the supplies at a Dollar Tree, or any discount store usually for only a few dollars. This craft cost me just a little over $4 since I already had the scissors and tape.
You will need:
- Your favorite Smarties Candies
- Tape (I used regular tape, but in hindsight, I would use double-sided tape next time)
- Colored napkins
- Lightsaber wrap template printed. All you have to do is download the PDF file, print it out on white paper, and cut out each Lightsaber wrap.
Create the Hilt: Download and print the Lightsaber wrap template in color on White paper. Cut each hilt out.
Assemble Simple Smarties Saber: A simplified version is to simply use the Smarties candy and the lightsaber hilt.
A Smarties Saber is simply adding the Lightsaber wrap on the Smarties without giving it a colored blade. Bend and tape down one twist end of the candy.
Wrap the Lightsaber wrap around the Smarties candy and tape. Ta-Da, you now have a Smarties Saber!
These are fun if you still want people to see what the candy is, or if you are pressed for time. But we wanted to make a full Lightsaber craft treat.
To do this you simply add a layer of colored napkins.
Create the Blade:
Take any solid-colored thick dining napkin, unfold, and simply cut a section that is wide enough for the Smarties, and long enough just to wrap once around the Smarties with a little extra.
Wrap the Blade: Take a small piece of tape and fold it into a circle (or if you took my previous suggestion just use some double stick tape) place it in the center of the candy and line it up with the edge of the napkin.
Place another roll of tape on the other end of the napkin piece. Then simply roll so the entire smarties candy is rolled up into the napkin.
The tape on the Smarties themselves will hold the one end of the napkin in place and keep it taut and then the tape on the napkin at the other end will automatically seal itself once you roll the Smarties over it.
Add a Blade Hilt:
Now take the Lightsaber hilt wrap and place rolls of tape on both of the length ends. You will be rolling the Smarties into this wrap just like you rolled them into the Napkin.
Keeping the thicker black edge closer to the center of the Smartie, yet still allowing plenty of room for the paper to cover the end of the Smarties, simply roll the Smarties into the Lightsaber hilt wrap, then you are finished!
Simple, easy, Super cute, and lots of fun for the kids! You now have a Smarties Lightsaber craft!
Simply repeat this process for each Smarties candy roll until you have used up all the candy or you have enough for each child.
These are fantastic for Halloween Treats, Class Parties, Birthday Party treats, Valentine’s Day, Star Wars Day in May, or just for fun!
Don’t forget to mix up and make different colors!
And now watch your kids (and maybe even your husband) light up with excitement as they have fun making and sharing their new Lightsaber craft that doubles as a treat!
These are also perfect for a Star Wars Movie party!
So keep this Bookmarked and PINNED and keep coming back and make new Lightsaber Craft for a new movie party each time!
Download the Free Lightsaber Hilt Printable Here!
Remember to pin these Star Wars Lightsaber Candy Wrappers to Pinterest!
Use the button on the Printable create card or the share buttons on the side or bottom of this page.
- Dinner Napkins in Red, Blue, and Green
- Lightsaber Hilt Template Printable (see blog post for link)
- American Smarties Candies
- Scotch Tape
- Print the Lightsaber Hilt template and cut out each hilt
- Take one of the solid-colored, dinner napkins and open it up; then cut a strip broad enough to fit the Smarties and long enough to encircle them with a slight overlap.
- Place a piece of tape at the end of the napkin, place the Smarties candy at the opposite end of the napkin, and then roll up the Smarties towards the piece of tape. When you are done it will be secure and the entire Smarties candy will be covered in a colored napkin.
- Add the Hilt: Place a piece of tape on the inside of the lightsaber hilt template and roll around one end of the Smarties candy on the outside of the napkin.
- Secure any loose spots with a little more tape.
For a quick version, just tape one end of the candy, and wrap the lightsaber template cut-out around one end, and tape it in place. It will look like a smarties candy with a star wars hilt without the napkin.
This craft is easy enough that the kids can be involved in the entire process. No need for the parent to do all the work for the Lightsaber handouts!
Use these Star Wars Lightsaber Candy Wrapper Party Favors for all kinds of fun including:
- Valentine's Day Handouts
- Star Wars Party Favors
- Birthday Party Favors
- Halloween Treat Handouts
- Classroom treats