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!
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!