With a busy life it is hard to find time to get the supplies and motivation for crafts. I try to gather a bunch of ideas on pinterest and then buy or gather any supplies we would need. If I already have the idea and supplies – a last minute craft idea becomes easy and fun for all.
My boys love star wars (who doesn’t?) and play fighting. I came across a lot of ideas for pool noodle lightsabers and we adapted it to fit our supplies and our preferences.
1 pool noodle for every two lightsabers
Silver duct tape
Black duct tape
Use knife to saw each pool noodle in half. Have your kids decide if they want a traditional lightsaber or a double-sided one. If they want a traditional use the black and silver duct tape to make any kind of pattern you want on the edge of one of the ends. It can be one or two strips or more. As you can see from the pictures, each one of the lightsabers we made are different. If they want a double-sided lightsaber you put the duct tape in the middle of the noodle instead of the end.
The great thing about these lightsabers is they make a cool sound when they hit another lightsaber – but they are safe to play with. My kids have the plastic ones you can buy in a store – but they can really hurt if you “accidentally” hit someone with it.