This is a great prop for any costume where you want to be smoking a cigarette that appears lit.
-1 thin wooden dowel cut to 2"
-small sanding pick (not pictured)
-exacto knife (not pictured)
-white paper cut to the size and length of a cigarette (not pictured)
-Battery Holder with Color Coded wire leads (you can do AA or AAA or N 1.5V Alkaline Batteries, depending on the space you have to hide the battery pack - I included AA and N 1.5V holders in the picture below, just choose one)
-1 Slide switch or a button on/off switch (you can choose which works best for your overall design - I included both slide and button switches in picture below)
-1 cut light from a strand holiday lights (any type/color), leaving lead wire (I am using an orange light from a halloween strand of battery powered tiny lights) and exposing wire tips
-Soldering Iron and Soldering Wire (soldering wire not pictured)
-Black, yellow and Orange glitter
-White or Wood Glue
-Clear tape (not pictured)
-Yellow or beige colored pencil (not pictured)
Step 1: Preparing the dowel for the light
-Use the pliers to expose the ends of your cut light bulb wire
-Take the thin 2" wood dowel and carefully score 2 lines 2 mm apart along the length of it. It's easier to put it in a vise to make sure you are safe while trying to score it, because you want to make sure not to slip.
-Using the sanding pick, chip at the scored 2mm "ribbon" to remove it from the dowel to create a space for you to hide the wire from the light. Once you have started it, continue to sand the space until it is wide/deep enough for the 2 small wires to fit in it.
-Once the wires fit in the space, tape them into the "cigarette" to keep them into place.