Make some pool noodle lightsabers! This project is very easy to do, and your little Jedis will be so happy.
These pool noodle lightsabers are perfect for lightsaber duels because they are lightweight and won’t hurt anyone. Depending on your space, they can be a good option for indoor play!
Make these for fun at home, or as birthday party favors. Also fun to make and give as gifts!
- Pool Noodles – one per lightsaber
- Duct tape – gray, black, and red
- Baby wipes – this sounds silly, but if you wipe the blades of your scissors with baby wipes, they cut right through the duct tape!
- Serrated knife
First, cut your pool noodle to the desired length. We made ours about 3 feet long.
Use a serrated knife to cut your pool noodles. It works really well!
Then decorate the lightsaber hilt with duct tape. It works well to start by covering the end with tape. Wrap two strips over the end. It doesn’t matter if the ends are neat because you’re going to cover that up anyway.
Then wrap strips of tape around the pool noodle.
Once the hilt is covered with gray duct tape, you can add details like buttons and lines with black and red duct tape.
If you’re having trouble cutting the sticky duct tape, try wiping your scissor blades with a baby wipe – it really works!
And that’s all there is to it! Time for a lightsaber duel!
Have fun making lightsabers!
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