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Two-minute lightsabers for the kids

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Now for those parents of Star Wars kids, what outside type of toy is your household missing? I've seen lightsabers on sell for $30 and up over the years, and some were pretty cool -- as in, including sound effects and collapsible construction.

If you have one of those Hewlett-Packard or other plotter printers where you work, have you seen those paper roll tubes left over after a roll of paper has been exhausted? Ask to take them home, and get three of four of them if you can. Hey, it's great to have backups, right? Not in a workplace with plotters? Try a local Kinkos.

Next up -- a few dollar-store flashlights and some red and blue film, like the kind you'd find in a pair of 3D glasses. Get some tape and maybe aluminum foil and you're almost there. For full directions on this very easy assembly process, mosy on over here and check it out. Just don't let the kids play with these in the living room with one of the Star Wars DVDs playing.


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