I got this idea from Pinterest and knew this was for us. A lightsaber made from a pool noodle? Of course! We already have multiple toy lightsabers, wiffle ball bat covered in construction paper to create a lightsaber, toy sword turned lightsaber. Pool noodle is the next logical step.
This is so easy that if you have a little padawan learner at home you will wonder why you haven’t thought of this already. And if you already have thought of this…go you!
pool noodle (we got ours at the dollar store)
silver duck tape
black and red permanent marker
1. wrap duck tape around one end of pool noodle. Cover about 10-12 inches of the noodle.
2. Draw a lightsaber-ish design.
3. Turn on Star Wars soundtrack on iPhone (we prefer Duel of the Fates from Episode I) and send kids outside to whack each other up side the head.
Battling it up can be hard work. The best remedy for a tired padewan…popcicle.
We have yet to try these out in the pool so I can’t say how well the tape and marker hold up in the water. My guess is not very well but for .99 per noodle I wouldn’t be too upset if it all fell apart.