You should not be allowed to throw a Star Wars party without lightsabers. There, I said it! Just call me Judgy-Mc-Judgy Pants. Sorry, not sorry.
Lightsabers belong at a Star Wars party like spiced rum goes with cider, and cankles come with pregnancy. Sooooo… let me show you how to be ‘the bestest mom I got’ on the cheap! Take my hand and leave the heavy lifting to me.
DIY LIGHTSABER SUPPLIES:
- Blue duct tape
- Grey duct tape
- Foam rods (I found a 3 pack of Smoothfoam 1.5″ X 24″ rods at Joann Fabric and Craft Stores for $4.99 – my 40% off coupon, so $3.)
Start by wrapping the lightsaber tip with a piece of blue duct tape. I found it to be the cleanest when I snipped the corners so the tape would wrap flat around the sides.
I was planning on wrapping the duct tape around the foam rod horizontally, but then I woke up to the wonderful world of efficiency. I figured out, by going vertically, it takes 3 long strips of duct tape to cover the lightsaber. One. Two. Three. Done. You’re welcome.
All I had to do for the handle was repeat the tip covering on the other end before repeating the same 1-2-3 process used for the blue side.
Have I mentioned how ridonkulously easy these lightsabers are to make? I cranked out three in NO time.
Now, if your Star Wars party is for actual children, not grown children, these lightsabers are perfect for their tiny hands. I know the interwebz is full of pool noodle lightsabers, but they are simply too thick for the hands of little people. These lightsabers, however, were perfect for the toddlers who attended our Star Wars Rebels party.
Boom! Mind blown!