Introduction: GLOW STICK SABER

Lightsabers are cool. But most are either expensive or tacky. Going to the Star Wars Episode 7 premiere is cool when you bring your lightsaber. But then you're stuck with it at the pub. So here's the solution:

Glow Stick Sabers ! < do visit this page ;)

Step 1: Supplies

1) Get your small glow sticks out of your party drawer or go buy some at the nearest party shop. (for Belgians: I went to AVA and bought a box of 15 for 1,39 euro). Most of the brands are the same size (approximately 20cm) even though the box might be bigger.

2) You’ll need a cutter knife, a ruler, tape and paper glue.

3) Download glowsticksaber.pdf here for free and print the Glowstick Saber you would like to make. (P1 = Vader, P2 = Mace Windu Phantom Menace, P3 = Luke Skywalker ROTJ, P4 = Darth Maul).
Important: DON’T SCALE IT! print it 100% on regular (+- 80g) size A4 paper.

Step 2: Cut It Out

Carefully cut out the Glow Stick Saber print. Get rid of the white space. Make as many as you wish.

Step 3: Tape It

Choose a glow stick that matches the Glow Stick Saber you want to make. (note: The transparent one is the purple one). Tape the left side of the print to the glow stick with a piece of tape. Make sure it is straight and well aligned with the glow stick.

Step 4:

Put glue on the other side. Make sure you put glue all the way to the end of the paper.

Carefully roll up the print. Like I said before, make sure the ends stick. The Glow Stick Saber handle will be thicker at the longer bits.

Step 5: VOILA!

Now Crack your glow stick and shake the Sith out of it! Impress your friends at the Episode 7 premiere or at some Star Wars themed party with your tiny Glow Stick Sabers !!! Oh do practice your lightsaber sounds!

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    26 Discussions

    Sweet and to the point. Nice.

    This is genius! It's like rolled paper beads only you glue it on a glowstick and voila! A mini lightsaber. Thanks for the great instructions and the printout templates. I voted for you in the "Glow" contest. :D

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    THX! I'm also submitted to the sci fi contest.

    This is a fantastic idea. The way the paper handles are made is just brilliant!

    Is the original post on tumblr your own? This is really good stuff :)

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    Yeah :) Thx glad you like it :) !

    So nice! Going to make some with the kids, but I need to pick up some glow sticks first!

    If you wanted, you could add the PDFs right into a step. Just add them like a photo and they'll show up below your text ;)

    I know... but at some point I needed to link towards the original page so I could track my process :)

    Also I submitted this project on the sci-fi competition and glow competition... if you could vote for me that would be great ;)

    Absolutely. You got a vote from me!

    Would it be possible for you to create printout templates for paper-roll-up Sonic Screwdrivers from Doctor Who? I think they would make really cool glowsticks.

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    Why not? I'm not a fan (yet) but who knows :) I might design some new sabers first I think.


    2 years ago

    WOW! Super cool! Gotta make some.. :D

    Wow! These are pretty cool. Working on a light saber of my own :)

    THX! I submitted this project on the sci-fi competition and glow competition... if you could vote for me that would be great ;)


    2 years ago

    Fantastic! Thanks for sharing the plans too!

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    You're welcome! I submitted this project on the sci-fi competition and glow competition... if you could vote for me that would be great ;)