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:
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.
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!