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How to Make a Paper Lightsaber? 5 Simply DIYs

Being in any fandom, you must have thought about hundreds of ideas every day on designing collectibles for yourself. We do not always have the budget to spend hundreds of dollars on decorative or practical versions of our favorite weapons.

If you are a fan of Star Wars, Harry Potter, or any popular franchise, you know how costly it can become to buy these collectibles. From lightsabers, stormtroopers costume, figures to posters, autographed merchandise, and jewelry, the list can make you broke.

Luckily, there are thousands of videos up online that can help you make your collection. Especially for lightsabers, which often attract the young and old.

In this article, we will be discussing some innovative ways on how to make a paper lightsaber. It may not be an illuminating blazer in your hand, but it will surely satisfy your inner Jedi.

Without further ado, here are five simple DIYs on designing your paper lightsaber.

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1.     How to Make a Paper Lightsaber from Star Wars DIY

Tools needed:

Step by step instructions:

This is one of the easiest methods for crafting a paper lightsaber.

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  1. First, grab a flashlight that seems like the perfect size for the width of your lightsaber.
  2. Next, grab an A4-sized paper and roll it around the flashlight to get a sense of the width of the lightsaber and paste the glue over the edges. You will get a hollow tube of paper.
  3. Find a bunch of the same white papers and repeat the same process to elongate the length of the paper tube. We would advise attaching the paper tubes with the help of scotch tape. The glue stick will not be able to handle it for long.
  4. After having played around with the tube, grab that flashlight, and attach it at the bottom of the paper tube with scotch tape.
  5. Find a colored paper to cover the flashlight. Any choice of color that you think would be a great fit for your lightsaber handle.
  6. Squeeze the paper down a bit to fit the handle. Voila, the easiest and cheapest method of how to make a paper lightsaber.
  7. Lastly, press down on the flashlight and attack the dark side with your favorite lightsaber moves.

2.     How to Make a Simple Lightsaber with paper

Tools needed:

  • Cellophane paper
  • Tissue rolls
  • Flashlight (preferably with a handle)
  • Scotch tape
  • Adhesive
  • Combat Styles for using your paper lightsaber.

Step by step instructions:

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If you are looking for a creative method to follow on how to make a paper lightsaber, follow these steps:

  1. Find a cellophane paper of any color that you want your lightsaber to be. We all often prefer the red or blue colors for these blaster weapons, but no one will stop you from grabbing a different one.
  2. Cut the paper in a rectangular shape. Keep the length of the paper to a medium-range otherwise it would not stand on its own.
  3. Put scotch tape all over the cellophane paper to give it a shiny effect. Attach it from the narrow sides to the broader sides. It will help in a brighter illumination.
  4. However, leave the edges a bit out of the cellophane paper from all four sides and attach it over to the other side of the paper.
  5. Take an empty toilet roll and cut out two rings. Find one donut ring and attach it over to one of the two rings.
  6. Put the same-colored cellophane paper onto the donut ring.
  7. Now grab the cellophane paper that you had left before cutting the toilet roll rings. Put the two rings on either side of the elongated paper with the help of an adhesive.
  8. Slowly roll the rings along with cellophane paper to become a long tube and apply the adhesive on the edges.
  9. Take the flashlight and put another one of the donut rings over the flashlight’s top. This will hold the cellophane paper tube in its hole.
  10. Attach all loose ends with the help of scotch tape.
  11. Get in a dark room and practice all your combat moves with this illuminated paper lightsaber.

3.     How to Make a Paper Lightsaber Jedi from Star Wars DIY

Tools needed:

Step by step instructions:

If you are looking for something extremely fast and simple on how to make a paper lightsaber, maybe this will help you get what you want.

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  1. Grab one A4-sized paper and roll it up with the help of any object that is the desired width of your very own paper lightsaber. In this case, a glue stick would do the trick.
  2. Attach all sides with the help of scotch tape. Make sure to keep it tight so that there are no loose ends. A paper tube is constructed.
  3. Grab a colored paper of your choice and cut out a rectangular strip. Attach it over to the end of the paper tube you have made. This will be the handle of your very own paper lightsaber.
  4. Get another colored paper and cut a smaller strip to attach it to the upper end of the handle. This is an additional step to make the handle more attractive.
  5. Voila, you have a paper lightsaber for your collection.

4.     Light Saber Craft Tutorial

Tools needed:

Step by step instructions:

This version is for all the readers who want to do less effort but get a striking lightsaber as a result.

Light Saber Craft Tutorial

  1. Find a large wrapping paper roll. If you cannot find a large one, attach a few wrapping paper rolls in continuity with the help of scotch tape.
  2. Next, get wrapping paper in the desired color. There is a chance you might only get printed wrapping paper but that would ruin your look for the lightsaber. As there has not been a printed light invented yet.
  3. After having found the right colored wrapping paper, swirl it up around the wrapping paper roll. Apply scotch tape on all loose ends.
  4. Next, cut out a smaller part of the aluminum foil to make the handle of the lightsaber.
  5. Attach this part of aluminum foil at the end of the wrapped-up paper roll with the help of scotch tape.
  6. Voila, you have a paper lightsaber for your next battle.

5.     Darth Vader’s Lightsaber

Tools needed:

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Step by step instructions:

This is for all the readers who want to have a collectible from the Star Wars franchise. Apart from your lightsaber, you should also have Darth Vader’s lightsaber.

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  1. Take a bunch of paper rolls and attach them with the help of scotch tape. Elongate it as much as you want. However, make sure it can stand on its own.
  2. Next, paint the paper rolls up with red paint. We are choosing red paint because this is specifically to design Darth Vader’s lightsaber for your collection of lightsabers.
  3. Now cut a conical shape of the paper roll and attach it over to the red paper roll tube. Paint it red too.
  4. Now cut out a piece of foil cardboard using another paper roll but shorter in length, to make the lightsaber’s handle.
  5. Lastly, you will need black paper to make the details of Darth Vader’s lightsaber exactly as it was in the films. This includes the buttons and finer details.
  6. You have yourself an illuminated Darth Vader’s lightsaber that you can flash in all the combat fights you wish to have.
  7. If you are not a fan of Darth Vader, you can always taper the top ends of the lightsaber according to the lightsabers of the Jedi or Sith that you want. We are sure your collection has room for different paper lightsabers, each belonging to a different hero.

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These are some of the ideas that we have written down for your convenience. And these are just simple methods on how to make a paper lightsaber.

You can get more creative and design lightsabers using different materials and different techniques. We recommend using the origami technique too if you wish to have mini lightsabers in your vast collections of treasured DIY items.

After all, once you get a hold of the DIY techniques, you can get immersed in them real fast.

The list is endless if you want to explore the choices of designing your lightsaber. But this catered list is for all the readers who want to find the easiest and inexpensive way to express their love for the Star Wars franchise.

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