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!

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  1. Danielle Jul 12, 2012

    Love this simple idea! I will be making this with my son soon!

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    1. Shelly Jul 13, 2012

      Brilliant!

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      1. Princess of the Nerds Aug 15, 2013

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

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        1. Princess of the Nerds Aug 15, 2013

          They love Star Wars...

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          1. Sarah Aug 16, 2013

            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!

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            1. Brent Jun 4, 2016

              I'm a cubmaster, and cub scouts are technically all boys, but my 10 year old daughter and 6 year old daughter absolutely love "boy" crafts. And, they are the perfect ages to test out new ideas on before I use them on the cub scouts. Especially at this age, there is very little that boys enjoy that girls dont love just as much.

              Your entire blog is awesome, by the way.

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            2. Cindy H Jul 12, 2014

              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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              1. Richard Jun 2, 2016

                How do you make them? Length etc...have been asked to make 30 for grandson's birthday party

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              2. Audra Rogers Aug 5, 2014

                These are SO great and easy to make multiples of! Fabulous idea!

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                1. Adam Nagy Dec 5, 2014

                  Thank you for sharing such a great idea. My 7 y/o and 5 y/o will be making these this summer.

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