Introduction: GLOW STICK SABER

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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 ;)

ALSO:

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

Step 1: Supplies

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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

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

Step 3: Tape It

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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:

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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!

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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!

More images on http://glowsticksaber.tumblr.com/

and do submit your pictures and videos on that page too :)

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

Comments

ohoilett (author)2016-01-23

Sweet and to the point. Nice.

CraftNucleus (author)2016-01-10

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

cupmstr (author)CraftNucleus2016-01-12

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

seamster (author)2015-12-07

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 :)

cupmstr (author)seamster2015-12-07

Yeah :) Thx glad you like it :) !

seamster (author)cupmstr2015-12-07

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 ;)

cupmstr (author)seamster2015-12-09

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 ;)

seamster (author)cupmstr2015-12-09

Absolutely. You got a vote from me!

cupmstr (author)seamster2016-01-12

THX!

CraftNucleus (author)cupmstr2016-01-10

You got a vote from me too. :D

cupmstr (author)CraftNucleus2016-01-12

Thx!

CraftNucleus (author)2016-01-10

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.

cupmstr (author)CraftNucleus2016-01-12

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

Korlee (author)2015-12-25

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

TinyBotics (author)2015-12-21

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

ehudwill (author)2015-12-07

Great idea. I love the simplicity of it.

cupmstr (author)ehudwill2015-12-09

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

Leners (author)2015-12-07

Fantastic! Thanks for sharing the plans too!

cupmstr (author)Leners2015-12-09

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 ;)

20281 (author)Leners2015-12-07

so cute

cupmstr (author)2015-12-07

Not yet :) but I'll let everybody know as soon as I figured it out :)

cupmstr (author)cupmstr2015-12-09

meanwhile feel free to vote for this project.

I submitted this it on the sci-fi competition and glow competition ;)

doodlecraft (author)2015-12-08

So cool! Making these this weekend for our Star Wars party week kick-off! Thank you!

cupmstr (author)doodlecraft2015-12-09

Cool :) Glad you are doing a star wars kick-off party :) I submitted this project on the sci-fi competition and glow competition... if you could vote for me that would be great ;)

IMidgett63 (author)2015-12-08

Interesting

XSimpleHacksX (author)2015-12-07

I'm not a big fan of star wars, but this is something I HAVE to try, great Instructable!

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