I needed a quick idea for favors for a Star Wars Party I wanted to throw for my son. Kind of a last-minute thing and I kind of forgot about favors (oops), so I had to think fast. A moment of inspiration hit and I made these ridiculously silly, Quick Cookie Light Sabers. My son thought they were hilarious. Which is a good thing, because I’d run out of time and I couldn’t have made anything else. LOL!
Yeah, they’re short and stubby–and easily fall apart if used as a real light saber, but that’s totally ok. I mean, I don’t typically encourage my son to quasi-fight with sleeves of cookies, but when you dress things like light sabers…well, its just a good thing that they fall apart on impact, that’s all. Maybe not the best idea to make little swords for boys to play with, buuuuuttt, I couldn’t help myself. Silly me.
What You Need to Make Quick Cookie Light Sabers
- Boxes of cookies, you know, those single-sleeves of cookies
- Green and/or red construction paper
- Silver or grey duct tape
- Invisible tape (like Scotch tape)
- 30 seconds per light saber (heh)
How to Make Quick Cookie Light Sabers
- Take the cookies out of the box.
- Lay the cookies lengthwise on the construction paper.
- Tape one end of the paper onto the cookies.
- Roll the paper over the cookies and tape it closed.
- Fold one end closed and tape it down.
- Close the other end and tape it down.
- If one end didn’t quite get covered by the construction paper, use that end and put a piece of duct tape over the end.
- Wrap the duct tape around the bottom portion of the cookies to form a light saber handle.
- Begin again (because you have to make like 15-25 of them, depending on how big your invite list was! LOL!).
If I didn’t make any sense in the instructions, or if you’re seriously pressed for time, feel free to check the photo below. You know, because pictures are worth a thousand words and I’m too lazy to write another one….LOL!