Thursday 10 August 2017

DIY #8 - To all two-and-half-year-old Jedi-s and Sith-s

"Do or do not. There is no try." --Yoda

We saw a cute Lightsaber toy at Toys"R"Us a while back during a routine Lego Duplo shopping and the idea of a DIY light saber hit us. We decided on the swimming noodles, but wasn't able to make a trip to Decathlon for a long time. Finally, during a recent visit to Daiso, we found a 60" long pool noodle at an amazing S$ 2.00. We bought it and set on to make two toddler-friendly light sabers with all raw materials available already at home.

Materials needed:
  1. Swimming needle (60" long) - 1
    • We got for two dollars from, well, the two-dollar store. Makes two swords.
  2. Duct tape - black (insulation tape)
  3. Duct tape - metallic colour (insulation tape)
  4. Scissors 
  5. Time - maybe total 15 mins
  6. Patience and good mood- a lot - to diplomatically ward off a 2.5 year old kid (who constantly wants to use scissors all by herself ) and to decide when to let her help with the cutting.
The finished lightsabers and the equipped warrior are snapped below. ( Timeline : Aug'17)