Wednesday, August 14, 2013

DIY Light saber

Many of you know my N loves his Angry Birds. This was the key reward that helped him to be potty trained and of course his Angry Bird birthday party that we had back in March. He still plays with them every day but he also has a new "favorite" these days... Darth Vader. 

Thanks to my brother, Cao Fu, (uncle in cantonese) as the kids call him. It started off with N "inheriting" my brother's old light sabers. And when my brother visited back in July he showed N the Volkswagen Darth Vader commercial. N instantly got hooked and replayed that commercial over and over. He even does his version of Darth Vader moves as he hums the song. Cracks me up every time!

The other day he discovered an empty wrapping paper roll in the recycling bin and said to me. "Mommy I want to make a Darth Vader sword! I need some red paint." And so here's a real simple DIY light saber by N! This would definitely be a fun activity if we had a Star wars theme party.

Empty wrapping paper roll
Paint brush
Black and silver duct tape

First paint the wrapping paper roll and allow to dry.
Wrap black duct tape on one end to create handle. Cut strips of silver duct tape to add details on to handle.
This is his "Darth vader" face.
Who's your favorite character in Star Wars? 
Do you have a favorite Star Wars movie?
I remember I would pretend to be Princess Leia when a bunch of us would play Star Wars as kids.

Thanks for reading!


  1. oh my gosh this is awesome. I would totally make this.... BUT I know that my husband will probably end up playing with it all day. He's such a kid. haha. My favorite starwars character is Chewbaca. He makes really funny sounds :)


    1. Thanks Christy! Haha too funny, a kid at heart :)
      My brother makes a great Chewbaca impression hehe!

  2. I don't have a favorite Star Wars movie or character because I have never seen any of them. Yup, it's true. My husband has the entire collection, though.

    But what I do love is that N was the one who initiated this craft. He's an imaginative boy!

    1. What really?! and your husband has not asked you to watch all the episodes with him? hehe
      N is definitely VERY imaginative! I'm one proud momma :)

  3. That's really cool that he came up with the idea all by himself!

    1. I was amazed and thought to myself how come I didn't think of that?! Haha. He definitely has a creative side. :)

  4. I love this, how cute! What a fun diy and I totally love the look on his face in that 2nd picture!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

    1. Hehe thanks Yi-chia! You don't want to mess with "Darth Vader" :P HAHA

  5. I love that he had the idea to do this on his own!! Proud mama moment!

    1. Totally proud moment! He's my creative one ; )