The lightsaber is a laser sword that is popular because of the Star Wars movies. A lot of kids and even some adult fanatics have a lightsaber. The lightsaber’s first debut was in the first Star Wars film back in 1977. Today, the lightsaber is still considered as the most popular weapon in the film industry.
Buying an authentic Star Wars lightsaber can be expensive. Most parents will say that buying the lightsaber for their kids is somewhat a waste of money, especially if the kids will only use it for their backyard games. If you buy an authentic Star Wars lightsaber, it is best to keep it in a high shelf for display so that kids cannot tamper with it. What you can do instead is to make a lightsaber for your kids. You do not need to buy special equipment, all you need is to use the resources that you have at home and you can come up with a lightsaber that kids can play with.
Here are the steps on how you can make a lightsaber out of basic household items that you have in your house:
- Gather the materials. The materials that you will need for this project are a cylinder-shaped flashlight, a meter or clear PVC pipe that can fit around the flashlight, colored cellophane, scotch tape and silver duct tape.
- Changing light color. The standard color of the light that comes from flashlight is either a bluish white or yellowish orange. To have a red or blue light for the lightsaber, you will need to cut out a piece of colored cellophane and stick it over the head of the flashlight where light comes from. Secure this with scotch-tape. If you find that the color is not dark enough, you can double the cellophane sheet over the light.
- Building the lightsaber. The next step is to install the PVC pipe over the head of the flashlight. Make sure that the hole at the end of the PVC pipe fits snugly to the end of the flashlight. You can use scotch tape to secure the PVC pipe in place.
- Coloring the handle. If you find that the handle looks too much like a flashlight, what you can do is to cover it with silver duct tape. Just be sure to leave the end of the flashlight duct tape free so that you can easily change the batteries when they run out. Now you have your own lightsaber!
These are the steps on how you can make your own lightsaber with just a few basic household items. You can easily change the color of the lightsaber by changing the cellophane that you put over the head of the flashlight. Now, the only thing missing from your lightsaber is the sound! You can read more information about the lightsaber by going to the website starwars.com. You can also check out the shop section on the website to view various lightsabers and blasters used in Star Wars movies!