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How to make a lightsaber using a pool noodle

Learn how to make a lightsaber using pool noodles with this tutorial. We added a bit of cardboard to make this pool noodle light saber even more realistic. Grab some pool noodles at your local dollar store and get creating!
How to make an easy lightsaber using a pool noodle, cardboard and some foil. Great for a Star Wars birthday party. #twitchetts

How to make a lightsaber

Summer is over and if you have a pool, go to the pool, or just happen to have a pool noodle lying around; don’t through them out! If you don’t have one, this time of year they are Cheap!!

My son is a huge Star Wars fan.  Between the movies, cartoons, legos, and action figures they are everywhere.  Well, we found a way to re-purpose these noodles into a lot of fun.  We actually made this project in May to celebrate Star Wars Day. 

J still pulls these out all the time to play!! I’ve even witnessed an epic Minecraft sword vs Lightsaber battle. And they are great party favors for a kids party!

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No time to make this lightsaber craft now? Pin it for later!

If you can’t make this lightsaber craft now, pin it to your kids’ crafts ideas board on Pinterest and it’ll be here for when you’re ready.How to make an easy lightsaber using a pool noodle, cardboard and some foil. Great for a Star Wars birthday party. #twitchetts

Tips for making this easy lightsaber.

  • A steak knife works great for cutting the pool noodle to the size you want.
  • One pool noodle can make two lightsabers.
  • The cardboard strip is technically optional. But it gives the lightsaber a more realistic effect.

How to make a pool noodle lightsaber

Below is our step by step tutorial for how to make a lightsaber with a pool noodle. Feel free to print it for easy reference.

Yield: 1 lightsaber

How to make a lightsaber using a pool noodle

How to make an easy lightsaber using a pool noodle, cardboard and some foil. Great for a Star Wars birthday party. #twitchetts

Use a pool noodle to create an easy lightsaber.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

Tools

  • Knife

Instructions

  1. Cut the pool noodle to desired length.Easy pool noodle light saber craft #twitchetts
  2. Next wrap the duct tape around to create a handle. Add a scrap of cardboard here to give it that edge.Easy pool noodle lightsaber craft. #twitchetts
  3. Decorate with pieces of electrical tape.How to make an easy lightsaber craft #twitchetts

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More easy crafts that you will love!

  • Minecraft Sword – Crab some cardboard and bring the game to life!
  • TMNT Hashi – A game that is perfect for a party!
  • Cardboard Dragon – This dragon sits around your child so that they can become the dragon!

When to make pool noodle light sabers

Sometimes you see a craft and think, oh that’s cute! But then you don’t know when you will make it. Here are some ideas for this craft!

  • These are a great craft to make at a Star Wars birthday party!
  • Or make them all ahead and pass them out as party favors.
  • Add them to a Halloween costume.
  • Or use them as a Star Wars bedroom decoration.

Crafts don’t need to always have a reason. Maybe you just have a stash of pool noodles and some boys that love to craft!How to make an easy lightsaber using a pool noodle, cardboard and some foil. Great for a Star Wars birthday party. #twitchetts

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