Make a Pool Noodle Lightsaber

When I saw this idea for pool noodle lightsabers on Jessica’s Coupons (linked to Money Saving Mom), I knew my boys would LOVE them!  In fact, I think that this inexpensive craft would be appreciated by any Star Wars fan age 3 to adult!

This is the perfect boy craft because they take about 5 minutes to make, and then you can hit things!

I cut pool noodles to the length that the boys wanted them with a serrated knife.  The knife cut right through the foam!  Then, I covered the handle end with silver metallic duct tape that we bought at Walmart.  I added strips of black electrical tape for decoration, and we were ready to play!  On Jessica’s Coupons, they also made some with full length pool noodles and made the handle in the middle like Darth Maul’s lightsaber.  I thought they looked pretty cool, but the boys wanted to be “good guys,” and I am 100% supportive of that, so we stuck to the standard lightsaber.

These lightsabers are very light weight and don’t cause a lot of damage indoors – a double win!


  1. Princess of the Nerds says

    Lol! This website is for boys… I think my (girl) cousins would have to disagree that this craft is JUST for boys 😉

    • SarahDees says

      It doesn’t say anywhere that this craft is just for boys! The website is called “Frugal Fun for Boys” because I have four boys and no girls. I am writing from a “boy-mom” perspective. But that doesn’t mean that girls won’t enjoy many of the activities!

  2. Cindy H says

    What a great idea. My husband just made 4 of these for our two sons and their friends. We are going to make 2 more in red. Thank you for sharing these. Our sons LOVE them. Oh and my husband. 😉


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