Wednesday, October 21, 2009

How to Make a "Light" Saber

Any Darth Vaders missing their light saber? Here's an easy, inexpensive way to make one that will last long past Halloween. It's made of foam and tape so even a mighty dual will not hurt anyone. And, if you are looking to hone some jedi fighter skills, have Darth count how many times s/he can keep a balloon in the air using the saber. Or, practice spelling his name in the air.

Materials (most can be found at Home Depot):

1. Foam pipe insulation that is about 1" diameter
2.Colored duct or masking tape in gray, black and any third color for the "light" part.
3. Stickers in various shapes. We used foam circles, ovals and stars.

1. Cut 3 foot pieces of foam pipe insulation
2. Duct tape the handle alternating black and gray with various widths.
3. Use colored duct tape to complete "light" part. We used blue painter's tape.
4. Place small circular/star/oval foam stickers on the handle as buttons.


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