Princess Leia Paper Roll Doll Craft

As part of our Star Wars crafts series, today I’m sharing the Princess Leia paper roll with a free printable template. This is a fun and quick craft with endless imaginative play possibilities.

With Star Wars coming out with new movies and shows on Disney+, I thought it was time to create more characters in our May the 4th Be With You (Star Wars Day) craft series for Star Wars fans of all ages. And while adorable, the fierce Princess Leia is always needed when fighting the Dark Side.

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This easy Star Wars craft idea features the fearless Princess Leia and is made with a simple paper roll.

Princess Leia Craft Idea

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I have spent the last couple of weeks making several different Star Wars paper roll kids crafts. Being creative and using your imagination is the best part of being a kid and watching my little one work through building these skills is amazing.

This is one of my favorite Star Wars characters in the entire series; my favorite are the Ewoks, of course. Princess Leia is a character little girls always want to act out and my daughter is no exception. We even created Leia ears for her to take to Disney World!

Star Wars Paper Roll Crafts

As part of a Star Wars craft series for the “May the 4th Be With You,” I created a few characters kids of all ages could make pretty quickly. Using pre-made templates, here are a few of the characters we’ve made so far.

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The free Princess Leia printable template has two ways to make this fun Star Wars craft.

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Tips to Make Toilet Paper Roll Star Wars Crafts

  • No princess is complete without a rouge to make her comedic lines fun. Be sure to make a cute paper roll Han Solo to go with the General.
  • Princess Leia is a fun character and a pretty decent role model from Sci-Fi films. I love that she’s later a General, too: powerful and in charge while having epic hair are life goals.
  • Change up Leia’s face to portray different moods to act out. Her signature exasperated smirk directed at Han is hilarious.
  • Create a scene using a cardboard box to keep the imaginative play going. Want a Tatooine world scape? A couple of suns or a few moons and you’re done.
  • You can even make a scene for the inside of the Death Star with a bit of gray construction paper. Poke holes and add in some colored holiday lights!
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Change up the face for this adorable Princess Leia paper doll using markers or crayons.

Free Princess Leia Paper Roll Craft and Printable

Below is the written and step-by-step printable tutorial. Be sure to download and print the free Princess Leia template before getting started which includes a full and coloring page version.

Yield: 1

Princess Leia Paper Doll

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This easy and fun Princess Leia paper roll fairly quick to make but brings out such imaginative play! Make all the Star Wars characters in the series.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $1



  • Scissors
  • Craft Glue
  • Markers
  • Pencil


  1. Select colored craft papers for the Princess Leia paper doll patterns. Trace the patterns on the selected craft papers and cut them out nicely. Process Image of Princess Leia Paper Doll with each part laid out on a white background. 
  2. Cut a slit along the line inside the hair pattern.Process Image of Princess Leia Paper Doll with the Hair and Head of character on a white background.
  3. Slide the head part of the body base pattern through the slit from the bottom side of the hair pattern. Apply glue to fix the head part with the hair. Process Image of paper craft Doll's Head on white background.
  4. Use a marker or sharpie to draw the eyes, nose and mouth of the Princess Leia paper doll.Process Image of a completed Princess Leia Paper Doll face with the features drawn on.
  5. Grab an empty toilet paper roll and cover the roll with the square paper. Grab the other long strip and wrap it around the roll on the middle part. Process Image of Princess Leia Paper Doll's completed head as well as body on a white background.
  6. Attach the head of the Princess Leia paper doll on the top side of the roll to complete the craft.Square Image of Princess Leia Paper craft on light blue and light green background.


For more in the Star Wars craft series, visit Ruffles and Rain Boots and search Star Wars paper roll.

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More Star Wars Crafts You Might Like

  • Princess Leia Minnie Ears – This is a fun craft you can make for your little ones whether you’re heading to a Disney park or running around the living room.
  • Baby Yoda String Art – If you want a truly relaxing craft, use the free printable template and try your hand at creating this new Star Wars story line favorite.
  • Stormtrooper Sleep Mask DIY – Friends, I cannot express how adorable the Dark Side really can be…

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Create Princess Leia, Darth Vader, and the entire Star Wars character cast.

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