Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Kid Craft: Mini Lightsabers

A few of you dedicated Star Wars fans might be asking why Princess Leia is holding a lightsaber.  I know she has never used one but it was the first action figure I found in the house.  Plus, it's a retro toy from my childhood so I like it better.  Okay, now that we got that out of the way, lets move on to the craft.  Today I'm making mini lightsabers out of toothpicks.  This is a simple craft that little kids or big kids can whip up in no time. 

Toothpick - refer to picture
Gel Pens or Markers - Silver, Red, Green and Black
Sandpaper or nail file
Craft saw or knife


1.  Have an adult cut off the tip of the toothpick.  I used a craft saw but a knife or kitchen scissors will work too.  Sand the cut edge with sandpaper or a nail file.

2.  Color the small handle part silver.  Color the rest of the toothpick in desired color.  Let dry.  And the detailing of the lightsaber handle with a black pen.

Please remember these toys are for children 4 and older.


JFanna said...

So clever. Love it!

Suzanne said...

This is a great idea. the little plastic ones snap so easily.

LimeRiot said...

Oh my gosh! How fun and clever. I might need to make my hubby a couple of these.

Michelle L. said...

Neato!!! I love them - have always wanted to think up a craft with that decorative style of toothpick - this is just perfect! And Princess Leia SHOULD have been able to wield a light saber, dang it.

Liz said...

Love this! I'm going to have to make a few for my son.

LessonPlans-CraftGossip said...

I can't wait till my children are old enough to watch Star Wars...and then make these with me!! Great Craft!! Just posted on Craft Gossip!

Michelle Coady said...

This is so great, I never would have thought of a toothpick!

EpicWarGamer said...

This is excellent. Thank u!

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