PROJECT: D.I.Y awesome foam lightsaber – may the force be with you

PROJECT: D.I.Y awesome foam lightsaber – may the force be with you

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This project shows you how to make a super fun (but safe to play with!) foam lightsaber. Customisation is totally up to you so you can be a Sith Lord or a Jedi Knight.

Equipment:

Pool noodle (1 noodle makes 2 lightsabers)

Grey electrical tape

Red and Green electrical tape (for the lightsaber colour – or choose whatever colour you like!)

Black electrical tape (for final touch up decorations)
Utility knife

Method:

1. Cut pool noodle in half

2. Trim noodle by taping down one side, then cutting this section out

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3. Of this removed piece, cut a third off and set aside for later

4. Stuff the remaining piece inside the pool noodle – this gives sturdiness to the lightsaber

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5. Use the grey electrical tape to bind it all together, squeezing it closed as you go

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6. Colour the noodle – remember red is for Siths and green and blue is for Jedis.

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7. Create the hilt – wrap the remaining bit of pool noodle around to make a handle, cover this in more grey electrical tape

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8. Finish off the handle with more grey electrical tape and decorate with the black electrical tape to make it look like a real lightsaber. You could also use a black permanent marker but this rubs off with use.

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DONE! Now enjoy being a Jedi Knight or a Sith Lord swinging your lightsaber around. Perhaps it’s best if you use it outside though…

 

Source :

MakeZine

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