How To Make Duct Tape Lightsabers

Do your kids love Star Wars? Our kids love Star Wars including lightsabers. That was their special souvenir from Disneyland, but we didn’t want them fighting with their super nice lightsabers so TJ made them some great duct tape lightsabers. They are padded but have a PVC core so will really hold up.

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These lightsabers would be great for pretend play, Darth Vader or Jedi Halloween Costumes, Star Wars Birthday Party or for National Star Wars Day!

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What you will Need:

  • 1/2 inch PVC Pipe
  • Pipe Insulation
  • Pipe Cutter
  • Box Cutter or Knife
  • Measuring Tape
  • 2 Pennies per Lightsaber
  • Colored Duct Tape
  • Silver Duct Tape
  • Black Duct Tape
  • Pencil
  • Extra Piece of Foam

How to Make a Duct Tape Lightsaber Video:

Duct Tape Lightsaber Step by Step Photos

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Step 1: Measure your PVC to 35 inches
Step 2: Cut PVC pipe
Step 3: Slide pipe insulation onto PVC pipe
Step 4: Cut pipe insulation to length of pipe
Step 5: Place penny on end of pipe and tape. Repeat for other end.
Step 6: Cut 2 pieces of extra pipe insulation or foam to the size of end of lightsaber
Step 7: Tape foam to the end of light saber. Repeat for other end.
Step 8: Cut off any extra foam sticking off of ends
Step 9: Wrap lightsaber 2/3 of the way with colored duct tape
Step 10: Tape the end of light saber with two crossing pieces of tape
Step 11: Go around the ends of the duct tape that capped the end of the lightsaber
Step 12: Use Silver tape to finish wrapping the lightsaber
Step 13: Tape the end of light saber with two crossing pieces of tape & one piece wrapped around the ends of the crossing pieces
Step 14: Cut or tear a few smaller pieces of black duct tape
Step 15: Use small strips to add black accents
Step 16: Don’t forget the button

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