diy lightsaber

by tammy

Supplies:

- paper towel tube
- toilet paper tube
- aluminum foil
- clear packing tape
- black electrical tape (or black magic marker)
- red sharpie (permanent marker works best!)
- scissors

1. Choose the color construction paper you want for your lightsaber blade, wrap it around the paper towel tube leaving 1/2 inch of paper overhanging on one side, securing paper with a small piece of tape, and then tuck the excess paper into the top of the tube.

2. Wrap a piece of aluminum foil around the toilet paper tube to create the handle. Use a piece of aluminum foil that is slightly larger than the tube, so that the overlapping foil can be tucked into the tube at both ends.

3. Embellish the handle with a stripe or two of electrical tape & draw a button on with red marker.

4. Pinch-in the bottom of the lightsaber blade and insert it into the top of the toilet paper handle, pushing firmly until the fit is snug.

5. Laminate and secure the entire lightsaber by covering it with overlapping pieces of packing tape. Using lengthwise strips of tape, that are about 3/4 of an inch larger than the project, on each end, tucking the ends over and into the tubes each time a new layer is applied. Will take 3-4 long pieces of tape. *If doing this project with a young child, or as a party-activity, this is a good step for the adults to help out with*

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