Swashbuckling is common in our household. If you have boys, you know exactly what I mean. There's nothing that can get a boy more excited than sticks, swords or sabers. I was at a conference last year and saw these handmade swords and I knew we would have to make our own one day. Well, the time has come. This is so easy and inexpensive, I thought I would share it with you :)!!
Here's what you'll need: PVC-- 1/2" thick and at least 4 feet long for one large sword or maybe a couple smaller, a pool noodle, PVC pipe saw, and duct tape! (We had some PVC piping leftover from making marshmallow shooters last year.) To buy the materials, you can get almost everything very inexpensively at the hardware store (PVC comes in 5ft. increments for about a dollar). The pool noodles can be found at the dollar store, or drugstore. Regular duct tape works awesome, especially with its silver color, but for a more colorful variety, we found designer "duck" tape at the craft store.
ONE MORE THING, there is an amazing giveaway happening for $200 worth in art supplies at Jeanne Oliver's Musings of a Creative Life. Please check out her wonderfully generous giveaway!!