Foam Light Sabers - because why
not foam light sabers?
Keely has a patient who has a little kid. This boy, 5 years old,
loves Star Wars. Dude's a nut over Star Wars. I've never met him,
but Keely tells me about how he shows off his collection of action
figures and how he gushes over The Clone Wars.
I spend hours on the internet, trying to amuse myself. I came across
some pictures of some foam light sabers a guy made for his kid's
Star Wars themed birthday party. Heck, I can do that!
materials required: A couple pool noodles, some Duct Tape, and
some electrical tape. $1.88 each for the noodles and the tape I
already had. Let's get started.
The noodles are 55" long, too long for a 5-year-old to wield
effectively. Cut 'em half, 28" is about the length of a good
boarding cutlass, and it's good enough for this.
Silver duct tape for the handles.
Duct Tape is ~1 7/8" wide and light sabers are 2-handed weapons
- 10" ought to be good for that, but 4 wraps is fine for this
- he's a kid.
Electrical tape is for decoration - a few verticals . . .
. . . a few horizontals. Here's a tip: Start and stop on the verticals
to hide you seams
There you go: 20 minutes of work and you get 2 Jedi swords and
2 Sith swords. I think Nerf guns would make a nice blaster.
Before anyone says "Oh, isn't Andy nice for making that little
boy some toys to play with" remember what I am hoping to accomplish:
Herds of little kids running around, beating the crap out of each
other with pool noodles.