These DIY Pool Noodle Swords are so easy to make and kids love to play with them. These are so much fun for summer or perfect for a DIY gift.
As a new mom, I always said I wasn’t going to buy toy swords for my kids. Three boys later and everything in my house turned into a sword. They may not have had “toy swords” but they had Lego bricks, sticks they found in the yard, and a million other things they found around the house.
I gave in after a few years and let them have a few toy swords. Since then they’ve spent a lot of time “fighting” with each other and having a blast.
These DIY pool noodle swords are cheap to make and are really fun for kids to play with. The padding of the pool noodle gives then a bit of cushioning so they won’t cause much damage (and they have a bit of bounce when they hit other swords).
My kids have had so much fun making and playing with these DIY pool noodle swords. Get creative and come up with your own versions. My older boys made a few short ones for their little sisters (which they loved) and a longer double sword that they have loved showing off to their friends.
DIY Pool Noodle Sword Supplies Needed
Get everything you need here:
Duck Brand 394468 All-Purpose Duct Tape, 1.88 Inches by 45 Yards, Silver, Single RollOodles of Noodles Foam Pool Swim Noodles with Connector, 6-Pack, 52-Inch, Multicolored, Bulk PackSwimWays Standard Swim Noodles – 35 PackFORMUFIT P012FGP-WH-5 Schedule 40 PVC Pipe, Furniture Grade, 5′, 1/21-1/2Orbit Sprinkler System 1/2-Inch – 1-Inch PVC Pipe Cutting Tool 26085TEKTON 6466 PVC Pipe Cutter
DIY Pool Noodle Sword Instructions
Decide how long you want your sword to be and measure the PVC pipe.
Use a pencil to mark the line where you want to cut.
Use the PVC cutting tool (we like this one) to cut the pipe. This may require a bit of muscle.
Measure about 7 inches up from the bottom of your PVC pipe (or however long you’d like the handle to be) and cut the pipe again.
Add your 4 Way cross connector and connect the long piece of PVC pipe with the short one. Cut shorter pieces for the side connections to create a handle for your sword.
Cut the pool noodle slightly longer than the main section of your sword so you don’t have a hard end on your sword. That won’t end well for anyone.
Cut your pool noodle to fit and cover each section of PVC pipe on your handle.
Leave the handle bare so it isn’t too wide to grip.
Wrap the handle in duct tape and use the tape to secure the pool noodle to the pvc pipe.
You can wrap the entire sword in duct tape or leave the center sections where the pool noodle is bare if you like that look better.
Your kids will have a blast playing with their DIY swords and you’ll love how much more affordable they are than buying toy swords.
The pool noodles give this some nice padding too so you don’t have to worry too much about anyone getting hurt.
Don’t want to make your own? Here are some of our favorite toy swords
Realistic Knight Sword PropGiant Foam Great Swords 2 Pack Warrior Weapons Toy Set for Kids + Red Sword and Blue SwordAssorted Foam Toy Swords for Children with Different Designs Including Ninja, Pirate, Warrior, and Viking (8 Pack)Deluxe Ninja LED Light up Sword with Motion Activated Clanging SoundsKangaroo’s Toy Ninja Weapons Kit; Ninja Sword, Ninja Stars, Ninja Knife (6 Pc)Foam Swords and Shields (Fire Vs Ice, Houses of the Dragon) Pretend Playset For Kids, 2 Pack, Red and Blue Color, Warrior Ninja PirateAdventure Awaits – Wooden Toy Sword – Handmade – Lightweight Wood Toy Sword set for Outdoor PlayThinkGeek Officially Licensed Minecraft Foam Diamond SwordRubie’s Costume Men’s Lord Of The Rings Aragon Accessory Sword, Multicolor, One SizeStar Wars Luke Skywalker LightsaberStar Wars The Force Awakens Kylo Ren Extendable LightsaberPack of 4 Inflatable Light Saber Sword Toys – 2 Red and 2 Blue lightsabers – pool, beach, party favors, larp
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