For our Star Wars Party, I wanted to give the kids something fun to take home. I didn’t want to pay for the Inflatable Lightsabers from Amazon since we had so many guests, so I scoured Pinterest for ideas and finally found what I was looking for. The kids absolutely LOVED these! I had parents stop me at the school to tell me how much their child loved the lightsabers. They are super easy to make, too. So, let me show you how I created our Easy Foam Lightsabers.
- Skinny Pool Noodles
- Metallic Silver Duct Tape
- Red Duct Tape
- Black Duct Tape
- Serrated knife
Step 1: Cut pool noodle into thirds. 19 inches from end on both sides.
Step 2: Cut two pieces of silver duct tape 4 inches long, then cut those in half lengthwise.
Step 3: Criss-cross the four pieces over the hole on one end of the noodle.
Step 4: Cut five pieces of silver tape 5 1/2 inches long. Use them to go around the outside of the handle.
Step 5: Next cut two pieces of Red or Black tape 4 inches long and 1/2 inch wide. Place each piece over the silver, splitting it in half long ways.
Step 6: Cut two pieces of black tape 8 inches long. Wrap at the top and bottom of the silver tape.
Step 7: The last thing to do is the buttons. Here it’s really up to you. I like the idea of two buttons, but my mom liked having only one big one.
Here are some of the different ways we designed the Easy Foam Lightsabers:
Be sure to check out the rest of our Star Wars Themed Party and our Star Wars Party Inspiration board on Pinterest for even more ideas!
May The Force be with you.