Play Ideas with Pool Noodles: Light Sabers

Have some kids who are Jedis-in-training?   We have some Star Wars fanatics in our family.   All you need to re-make pool noodles into light sabers is silver duct tape, black tape and some energetic boys who are less likely to hurt themselves with the foam weapons.

Pool Noodle Light Sabers

Homemade Toys – Pool Noodle Light Sabers

Here’s what you need to make Pool Noodle Light Sabers:

  • Pool Noodles
  • Scissors
  • Knife
  • Silver Duct Tape
  • Black Duct Tape

This simple craft is a great activity for kids. But the fun part is getting to play with your new homemade toys when done!

Pool Noodle Lightsabers-1 copy Pool Noodle Lightsabers-4 copy

Even More Play Ideas With Pool Noodles!

pool noodle play ideas

Using pool noodles to make homemade toy swords (or lightsabers).   My boys favorite toys are lightsabers made from pool noodles.   The ones pictured above were party favors given to us at a birthday party.

Practice Gross Motor Skills with Noodle Jumping – I can see a variation of this, pool noodle Limbo!   Perfect for the active preschoolers in your life.

Have your kids summer craft while in the pool by creating a Floating Sponge Sculpture.   This bloggerused pieces of the noodles to create floating sculptures – use pipecleaners and/or toothpicks to connect the pieces.

Add pool noodles to your summer craft bucket.   Use pool noodles to paint, dip them into paint and make prints with the noodles.

DIY Pool Noodle Blocks, cut the noodles up – they are great for stacking, especially for tots.


Things to do with kids during the summer

Do you have a favorite activity that you enjoy with your kids?   I would love to hear about it!


  1. Sad to see summer coming to an end, but these ideas look really fun.

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