13 Star Wars Lightsaber Crafts For Kids And Kids At Heart

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As soon as May starts, we know “the force awakens,” and the Star Wars craze is back in full swing! If you and your kids are fans of the franchise, you’ll certainly be fascinated with these DIY lightsaber crafts that’ll make you want to grab those materials real quick.

Great news for you – these are easy to make and sure are lots of fun for all ages. So whether you’re geeking out or merely new to the fandom, you can have a go at these awesome Star Wars crafts and bring along your kids for a guaranteed fun family time. 

1. Bubble Wand Lightsaber

three glowing bubble wand lightsabers

Bubble Wand Lightsaber - Image by: Createcraftlove

Nothing would be more fun than a lightsaber that glows in the dark! Aside from its beautiful and colorful lights that would surely amuse your kids, this Star Wars lightsaber craft will be a big help in keeping your kids entertained and busy while preparing for the Star Wars Day.

What You'll Need


  1. Remove the bubbles from the wand and set it aside. (optional)
  2. Cut the top off of the container to have a long, thin tube.
  3. Wrap the duct tape around one end of the tube until completely covered. This will be the handle of your lightsaber.
  4. Use the black permanent marker to draw lines on the duct tape. This will give your lightsaber some extra details.
  5. Open the glow necklace and put it inside the empty bubble wand.
  6. Fold the glow necklace to fit inside the bubble wand.
  7. Cap and screw the bubble wand so that the light is trapped inside.
  8. The lightsaber is now complete!

2. Lightsaber Popsicle Holder Craft

Lightsaber Popsicle Holder Craft

Lightsaber Popsicle Holder Craft - Image by Pinterest

A lightsaber popsicle holder is another Star Wars craft you and your kids would surely enjoy. These lightsaber otter pop holders are so quick and easy to make. Here are the supplies you'll need to make your own. 

What You’ll Need


  1. Cut a long, thin rectangle out of the gray felt. This will be the handle of your lightsaber.
  2. Fold the fabric in half, lengthwise, and hot glue the edges together.
  3. Turn the tube inside out so that the seam is on the inside.
  4. Glue one end of the tube shut.
  5. Cut the black fabric felt into strips. You will use this for the "buttons" on the handle of your lightsaber.
  6. Glue the strips onto the handle in a criss-cross pattern.
  7. Now cut a small circle out of the red felt. This will be used for the "button" at the top of your lightsaber.
  8. Glue the circle onto the top of the handle.
  9. Stick an ice pop inside and glue the other end of the tube shut.
  10. And that's it! You've now made your very own lightsaber popsicle holder. May the force be with you!

3. Glow Sticks Lightsaber

Four glow sticks lightsaber on the floor

Glow Sticks Lightsaber - Image by cupmstr

Who wouldn't want their very own DIY mini glow-in-the-dark lightsaber? This next lightsaber craft is super cool and perfect for those who want a smaller and more delicate version of a lightsaber. 

What You’ll Need: 


  1. Start by cracking or shaking your glow sticks to try if it's working.
  2. Next, cut a piece of gray duct tape and then wrap it around the end of the glow stick to create its handle. 
  3. Once you have created your basic lightsaber handle, you can use a black permanent marker to add dimension and detail to your swords, such as buttons or other features.
  4. Finally, grab some friends and get ready for an epic lightsaber battle!

4. Insulation Foam Lightsaber

red insulation foam lightsaber

Insulation Foam Lightsaber - Image by Confessionsofacraftaddict

DIY foam insulation lightsabers are the perfect way to show your Star Wars fandom while saving some money. You can easily grab materials you have access to. And, they're not that difficult to make!

What You'll Need:


  1. First, cut a length of pipe insulation to your desired lightsaber length.
  2. Cut a slit down the center of the foam, being careful not to cut through.
  3. Using duct tape, cover the other end of the insulation pipe.`
  4. Wrap four lines of duct tape around the bottom of the lightsaber for the handle. Always start at the same place to maintain an identical seam pattern. Wrap the tape while facing the end of the lightsaber head-on. Using it from an angle could produce an uneven wrap on the handle. 
  5. Finally, use a permanent marker to decorate your lightsaber however you like! You can make it look like Luke Skywalker's, Darth Vader's, or create an entirely new design.`
  6. Now you have your very own pipe insulation lightsaber that you can use to battle the Empire or protect the galaxy from the dark side!

Tip: Aside from a permanent marker, you can also use electrical tape. This will give your lightsaber some extra details and look even more realistic!

5. Pool Noodle Lightsaber

different colors of noodle lightsaber on the grass

Pool Noodle Lightsaber - Image by The Crafty Blog Stalker

This one is almost the same as the pipe insulation lightsaber; however, you will need pool noodles instead of the pipe insulation. This is a perfect craft for bigger kids, or if you want a lightsaber that will make you look like Luke Skywalker, then this is the one for you!

What You'll Need


  1. First, take your pool noodle and cut it half using a sharp knife. You may need an adult's help for this step.
  2. Next, use duct tape to cover the other end of the pool noodle.
  3. Now it's time to work on the handle. Wrap the duct tape around the bottom of the pool noodle.
  4. Ensure the duct tape is wrapped tightly so the handle doesn't come off when using your lightsaber.
  5. Now take your foam paper and wrap it around the pool noodle.
  6. You can use any color you want, but we recommend green or blue.
  7. Use the permanent marker to draw on a design. You can copy the buttons of a real lightsaber or make your design to finish this project.

6. Balloon Lightsabers

two balloon lightsabers on the floor

Balloon Lightsabers - Image by Doodlecraftblog

Star Wars day is approaching! DIY Balloon Lightsabers are a fun and creative way to add some spice to any event. What could be more fun for kids than running around with their balloon lightsaber? We guess nothing! Balloon Lightsabers are easy to make and only require a few materials.

What You’ll Need 


  1. Cut a cardboard tube to the desired length for your lightsaber.
  2. Put the glow stick inside the balloon. Make sure you crack the glow stick first to light it before putting it inside the balloon. 
  3. Inflate a balloon and tie it off. 
  4. Slide the balloon over the top of the cardboard tube.
  5. Tape the balloon in place on the tube with duct tape. Be sure to wrap the tape around both the balloon and the tube several times to make it secure.
  6. You can add some details to the cardboard tube, like buttons, for that edgy Star Wars touch.

7. Perler Bead Lightsabers

two perler bead lightsaber

Perler Bead Lightsabers - Image by QDCrafts

May the force be with you...and your Star Wars Perler Bead Lightsaber! These creative and fun DIY lightsabers are the perfect way to show your Star Wars pride, and they make great gifts for any Star Wars fan. They're easy to make, and they look cool when finished.

What You'll Need:

  • Perler beads
  • Perler beads pegboard
  • Iron


  1. First, lay all your pearler beads on the pegboard.
  2. Line up them according to your desire. You can also use black beads at the bottom, then add your desired color all of the ways up.
  3. Now it's time to iron! Carefully press down with a hot iron and hold it in place for about 15 seconds so that the Perler beads fuse.
  4. Wield it with pride and use it to do battle against the Dark Side. May the Force be with you!

8. Pen Lightsabers

four pen lightsabers on the table

Pen Lightsabers - Image by Onlinemetals

Check out these pen lightsabers if you want to take your Star Wars love to the next level! These pens are fun and make great gifts for Star Wars fans of all ages. This is also a fantastic activity to perform at your child's Star Wars birthday celebration.

What You’ll Need

  • Fluorescent colored pens
  • Black duct tape
  • Silver duck tape


  1. Wrap black tape around each pen cap. It might be difficult for tiny hands to wrap the strip straight around. If you make a mistake with one of the tapes, don't worry about it; try again! That's part of the fun of this project!
  2. Next, take the silver duck tape and cut it into strips to make embellishments for your lightsabers. You can add these strips to any pattern or design you like.
  3. Try making different designs with colored duct tape if you want to get creative. You can make stripes, swirls, or any other pattern you can think of. Just don’t forget to have fun in the process!

9. Wrapping Paper Roll Lightsaber

paper roll lightsaber on the wood surface

Wrapping Paper Roll Lightsaber - Image by Zouzounia TV

Wrapping paper roll lightsabers is a popular craft project for Star Wars fans. They are easy and inexpensive to make, and you can customize them to look however you want.

What You'll Need


  1. Lay your tissue paper.
  2. Tape the edge of the paper tightly to the roll. Then, carefully roll the paper forward until the whole paper roll is covered.
  3. Secure the top edge of your lightsaber with several pieces of tape, ensuring that it is sturdy.
  4. To finish off your lightsaber, cut out a piece of foil that will cover up the non-tissue-paper end of the roll.
  5. Carefully wrap this piece around your roll, making sure to secure it in place with strips of tape as needed.
  6. And finally, use one more strip of tape to seal up any seams where your foil meets the tissue paper to prevent tearing when playing with it.
  7. That's it! Defend your galaxy from darkness – with your own wrapping paper roll lightsaber!

10. Travel Toothbrush Holders Lightsaber

kids holding two lightsaber toothbrushes

Travel Toothbrush Holders Lightsaber - Image by Mary

You might have heard about many DIY Star Wars crafts, but this Light Saber Craft is one of the easiest and most fun craft ideas for kids! Instead of using glow-in-the-dark sticks, you will need a flashlight. Your little ones will have so much fun making their own Star Wars Light Saber Craft that they'll want to make a whole fleet of them!

What You'll Need


  1. Get your toothbrush holder and separate them.
  2. Add a quick-dry glue to the bottom of one end.
  3. Place it on top of the flashlight. Allow this to dry before proceeding completely.
  4. Once the glue has dried, use the black duct tape to attach the two pieces. Make sure that the flashlight is securely attached to the toothbrush holder.
  5. Now, take your silver paint marker and make anything design you'd like on the hilt of your lightsaber. Allow this to dry.
  6. Now it's time to add the batteries back into the flashlight and turn it on! You should see a beam of light coming out of your new lightsaber. Enjoy!

Let's Get Edible!

Making Star Wars lightsaber crafts is not limited to recycled materials. You can also make lightsabers with edible ingredients! These lightsabers are perfect for serving at Star Wars birthday parties or as Star Wars-themed snacks! Your kids will love not just helping to make them but, even more so, eating them!

11. Pretzel Lightsabers

pretzels lightsabers on the plate

Pretzel Lightsabers - Image by Making with Molly

What You’ll Need 

  • Pretzel sticks
  • Melted green candy or any color
  • Chocolate chips or melting chocolate
  • Sprinkles (optional)


  1. First, melt green candy and chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl or use a double boiler.
  2. Make sure to have adults help with this step!
  3. Once melted, dip the pretzel sticks into the melted candy until they are coated.
  4. For the handle, dip the other end of the pretzel in the melted chocolate until it's fully coated.
  5. Then place them on a piece of parchment paper to set.
  6. You can dip the pretzels in sprinkles while the chocolate is still wet.
  7. Let them set, and then you have edible lightsabers to munch on!

12. Candies Lightsabers

candies lightsaber on the table

Candies Lightsabers - Image by Amber

May the force be with you as you create these easy and fun Light Saber candies! These make great treats for Star Wars parties that are not just yum but are also visually pleasing to the eye. May 4th or not, these can also be great whenever you want a delicious snack.

What You'll Need

  • Candies
  • Scissors
  • Tape or double side tape
  • Colored felt fabric
  • Electric tap


  1. Cut your colored felt fabric according to the size of the candy. Leave a bit allowance to cover the top of the candy.
  2. Lay your colored felt fabric.
  3. Roll your candy in the felt.
  4. Use double side tape or regular tape to secure the fabric at the end of the candy.
  5. Use the electrical tape to create a long and thin strip for the blade.
  6. Attach the blade to the hilt of the candy using tape. Enjoy!

13. Vegetable Lightsabers

vegetable lightsabers on the plate

Snack time got a lot more fun with these Star-vegetable-Wars-lightsabers. These are easy ways to add excitement to your milky way-themed party while being healthy. The effect is impressive, and it's sure to be a hit with your family and friends. On top of all that, do you know what is also good about these? They are very easy to prepare, so have a go at it!

What You'll need:

  • Cucumber
  • Carrot
  • Scissors or knife
  • Foil


  1. Cut your vegetables into lightsaber shapes.
  2. You can use a knife or scissors to create the different shapes.
  3. Be sure to have an adult help you with this step
  4. Once done cutting, wrap a foil around the base of each lightsaber.
  5. This will act as the hilt and help to keep your snack together.

Reasons To Do Lightsaber Crafts With Your Kids

Creating Star Wars lightsaber crafts with your kids has many benefits. People may not realize the importance of creating crafts, but they can benefit kids. Here are some of the significant advantages you and your kids can experience by making Star Wars lightsaber crafts together.

As a kid:

  • It can teach them patience and how to follow instructions.
  • It can help improve their motor skills.
  • Star Wars crafts can also be a bonding experience for you and your kids.
  • It's a great way to encourage creativity.
  • And lastly, it's just plain fun! You and your kids will enjoy making Star Wars lightsaber crafts together.

As a parent:

  • You can teach them to use their imaginations.
  • When creating vegetable lightsaber crafts, you may encourage your kids to eat healthily.
  • Star Wars crafts can also be a bonding experience for you and your kids.
  • It's a great way to encourage creativity.
  • You can teach your kids to follow instructions.

Star Wars Lightsaber Crafts - Tips and Tricks

To make sure your Star Wars lightsaber craft project goes smoothly, here are a few tips:

Choose a Simple Design

You can find a lot of Star Wars lightsaber craft ideas online. Choose a design that is not too complicated. A simple design will be easier for your kids to follow and make. If you let them create complex designs, they might get frustrated and not enjoy the activity.

Use Safe Materials

Safety should always be the number one priority, especially when dealing with kids. When choosing materials for your Star Wars lightsaber craft project, make sure they are safe for your kids. Some materials can be toxic if ingested. You don't want your kids to put something in their mouths that can harm them. Also, avoid using sharp objects that can cut your kids.

Prepare the Materials Needed

Gather all the tools you need before starting the project. This way, you can avoid disruptions in the middle of the project. You can also avoid losing small pieces that are important to the project.

Enjoy the Process

Another tip is to take your time. Rushing through the project will only result in a poor-quality lightsaber. Enjoy the process and bond with your kids while you're at it. Star Wars is all about having fun, so make sure that's what you're doing!

Recycle What You Can

You may also help the environment by recycling materials at home. Star Wars toys are the perfect example of something you can recycle to make your lightsaber. It's the best way to teach your kids about recycling and upcycling, and you can use whatever you have lying around the house. Just be sure to supervise closely.

Be Creative

Finally, don't be afraid to be creative! Star Wars is all about being unique and standing out from the rest. So go ahead and add your personal touch to your lightsaber. Whether painting it a different color or adding some extra details, make it your own. Your kids will love showing off their one-of-a-kind creations to all their friends.


Whether you’re a Star Wars fan or not, these crafts and treats will certainly bring loads of fun into your home. With just a few supplies mostly within your reach and a little bit of playful imagination, you can create your own lightsabers perfect for any Star Wars-themed occasion.

Have you tried any of these Star Wars crafts? What was your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!

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