How To Make A Paper Lightsaber

Need an easy craft for your Star Wars fanatic? Life as MOM correspondent Janel explains how you can brand a lightsaber at habitation with basic craft materials.

A couple of years ago, my daughters had a playdate with some skilful friends who lived just around the corner. When I came to pick the girls up, I found my eldest locked in a lightsaber duel with her friends. Yeah, that’s not an uncommon occurrence necessarily, but she didn’t take her lightsaber with her that mean solar day and they didn’t have enough toy lightsabers to go effectually. Then, they had improvised — all on their own — past crafting lightsabers from adept ol’ structure newspaper and tape.

It. Was. Awesome.

I was and so impressed with our friend Josey’s ingenuity to create the lightsaber. Amend yet, a wayward swing with these homemade sabers didn’t hurt like the toy diverseness might.

Making your own lightsabers is actually pretty piece of cake and doesn’t crave any complicated craft materials —
simply some structure paper, scissors, tape, and a filling of some sort to aid make it sturdier. Past using such simple materials that yous might unremarkably have on hand, it’south easier to have a spur-of-the-moment crafting session. Perfect for when you need to wrangle some kids into an organized activity or need a rainy day craft to save your sanity.

More than detailed instructions are included below in the printable box. But in simple terms, make a tube out of construction paper in any color you cull. If you want to get authentic, I’m told that these colors match the characters:

  • Green = Yoda, Luke
  • Blue = Obi Wan, Anakin
  • Purple = Mace Windu
  • Ruddy = Darth Vader, Darth Sidious

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And then add another tube of paper for the handle. I used black, just gray might exist more than accurate. My daughter assures me that some Jedi out there used wood so brown would work too.

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So add any extras that yous like with scraps of paper, and commencement dueling.

How to Make a Homemade Light Saber with Construction Paper |

May the forcefulness exist with you lot!

A girl in a pink shirt looking at the camera.
– Janel is a function-time homeschooling mom of two daughters and a one-time “law school wife” in California. Raised in a budget-conscious and DIY-minded family, she (occasionally) blogs nearly motherhood, crafts, and living on a budget at Life with Lucie and Ella. You can read all of Janel’s Life every bit MOM posts here.