Welcome welcome to the very first ever Crazy Little Kid’s Projects post! My 7 year old is VERY happy to be the one to kick off this series. Did you hear about this new series? Each Thursday I will be featuring projects BY kids FOR kids. And, your kids can get involved and even make money doing it. Find out all the details here.
To start us off this week we’ve got something I know a lot of little boys, and hopefully some little girls, are going to love. My 7 year old created it and he’s obsessed with Star Wars, so today we bring you a DIY LightSaber Tutorial! We’ll teach you to make your own lightsabers and it will cost under $2.
DIY LightSabers Tutorial:
Duck Tape (we used silver and black that we got at Hobby Lobby)
Paper Towel Roll
1 piece of poster board
Clear packing tape or heavy duty glue
We started off by rolling our post board vertically (so that it ends up long).
Then we slid the rolled up poster board down into our paper towel roll:
We used packing tape to close the edge of this off. My 7 year old would have preferred glue of some sort so that it looked better, but this did work well. So take your pick, do it either way. Tape this closed:
Then my 7 year old decorated the hilt (or paper towel roll) with the duck tape. He rolled the silver on first:
Accented with black and left a few parts of the paper towel roll showing:
To do a double bladed one for Darth Maul just do the same thing but cut the poster board in half first, roll it and and stick one in each end.
And that’s it. Each one only took us about 5 minutes. And they are sturdier than you would imagine. Tons of fun!
Have fun making these with your kids and please share them with anyone you think would be interested. My 7 year old’s so excited to share these with the world!
And, spread the word about Crazy Little Kid’s Projects. We want to see lots of submissions!
Awesome! We just did this and it was so easy and fun!
Hi!! this is such an awesome idea. The university that I attend is hosting their 8th annual Eastern Shore Fan Con. I am in charge of the children’s section, and this is definitely a great idea for them to get to do!!
crystal moyer says
this is so AWESOME!!!!! you and your kids are so creative!!! what a fun craft and something they could probably hit each other with without getting hurt because ive broken up a few battles with real lightsabers and its morslty instigated by my daughter lol! We will be making some!!!!!
How easily does this cut through a vanadium blast door?
My boys love all things STAR WARS, this is great!
Heather Young says
Awesome! I’ve also seen these made from foam pool noodles. Very creative!
Becca B. says
Thank you so much for this! My son has been bugging me for a light saber ever since he watched Star Wars last week and I was feeling less than inspired to come up with how to make one. What perfect timing!
Yay! That makes me and my son both happy. 🙂
Sarah McKenna says
What a great idea, Nathan! I know your second cousin Callum will love it!
This is awesome! My 3 yo grandson is going to love making this with grandmas help. He loves light sabers. Your son did a great job
Oh good! It always makes me happy when I hear someone is going to actually use one of my tutorials. My son is really happy that people like it too!
Sheryll Seidel says
I have a gaggle of great nieces and nephews that will LOVE this and I can see at least one Halloween costume stsrting from this. Thank you!
Ya, perfect for an easy Halloween!
sandy :) says
Can see these would be great for use and not too hard if they actually hit each other with it.. TFS
Yes, I have tested them and they aren’t too hard for actual hitting.
Jessica graziano says
Wow!! This is great. My boys are obsessed with Star wars too. My youngest collects lightsabers. Its so bad he has a manual and can tell you what belongs to who another some. They will love this project!!! Thanks so much. 🙂 Great Job Little Padawon.
Thank you! He’s so happy that people like it!
This is fantastic! Your 7-year-old is very creative. This will be a great project for lots of boys and girls. Thank you for sharing.
This is a wonderful idea and so easy to do. Thank you for sharing this.
My kids are all grown but I know families who make things with their kids and I’m going to forward this to them.