Star Wars Party Tutorial
Last week I shared our Star Wars Birthday Party overview and costs with you. Today I want to go into more detail on two of the activities (Pool Noodle Light Sabers & a Death Star Pinata) so you can make them yourself.
Pool Noodle Light Sabers
What is a Star Wars party without light sabers? It wasn’t cost effective (or smart) to buy 20 plastic lightsabers for the kids so we made our own with pool noodles & tape.
What You Need:
- Pool noodles (1/2 the amount of lightsabers that you need)
- Silver Duct Tape
- Black Electrical Tape
- First, you cut all of the pool noodles in half to make 2 lightsabers per noodle.
- Then, wrap three strips of silver duct tape around the bottom of each noodle.
- Now wrap one strip of electrical tape around the top and bottom of the duct tape for trim.
- Add two small pieces of electrical tape to finish up the design.
- Your little Jedis are now ready for battle! Use these lightsabers to take down the Death Star in the next activity!
Death Star Pinata
The Jedi need something awesome & ominous to battle with their lightsabers…Could there be a more fitting enemy than the Death Star?
What You Need:
- Beach Ball ($1 at Dollar Tree)
- Newspapers (free at a local press headquarters)
- Start out by cutting your newspaper into strips.
- To make your mache just add 1 part flour to 2 parts water until it forms a paste. Place the beach ball on a bowl to keep it in place. Use a larger bowl than the one I used here…I had to swap after the ball rolled off a couple of times. Spread a layer of mache over the ball.
- Place strips of newspaper over the ball and cover in paper mache. Do at least 3 layers like this and be sure to turn the strips opposite of the last layer for extra strength.
- Allow the mache to dry overnight. Be sure that it is totally dry before moving on. Now you can cut a hole in the paper to bring the ball out.
- Add candy!!
- The hole that we cut was supposed to serve as the Death Star’s well, but I skipped that step because it didn’t work with what I had planned to do with the pinata. We just duct taped the cut out circle back on over the hole after the candy was added.
- Now just add a couple layers of grey paint (I used spray paint) and use a black paint for the design.
Instead of hanging this pinata, we sat it on the ground so the kids (even the little bitties) could do fly by attacks with their lightsabers. They thought this was pretty awesome!
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The recipe for my “Wookie Cookies” is now available as well!