American Girl Doll Star Wars Lightsaber

Posted on Dec 18 2015 – 3:45pm
by Rudy

American Girl Doll Star Wars Lightsaber

American Girl Doll Star Wars Lightsaber

A raise of hands to show who has already seen Star Wars the Force Awakens.  Were you at the midnight showing?  We weren’t, it was a school night, but a lot of our family was!  If you are a Star Wars fan you will love this simple craft.  My favorite thing about the American Girl Doll Star Wars Lightsaber is how different you can make each lightsaber with a few easy changes!  This craft was easy and a lot of fun. This is one of my most favorite crafts ever. I know the kids sure loved it too!   …. May the Force be with you

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Materials Needed:

  1. Wooden Dowel
  2. Craft Paint
  3. Nail File or Sander
  4. Silver & Black Tape
  5. Seed Beads


  • You can omit the seed beads and tape if you don’t have it.  Substitute either paint or paper.  It will still be just as cute!
  • No wooden dowel?  No problem!  Use a straw, rolled up paper, or a glow stick!
  • Make it unique!  It doesn’t have to look like the characters lightsabers if you don’t want it too!  Make it special to your doll!

Leave a comment telling us your favorite Star Wars Lightsaber.  Yoda? Darth Vader? Darth Maul? Kylo Ren?Obi-Wan?

American Girl Doll Star Wars Lightsaber was last modified: March 21st, 2017 by Rudy

25 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Kate
    June 8, 2016 at 7:09 pm –

    I made one of these for my 6 year old cousin. I didn’t have a wooden dowel but a regular straw from Wendy’s worked fine.

  2. Lara
    April 29, 2016 at 3:45 pm –

    Love the idea!!!!

  3. Sadie
    February 11, 2016 at 9:35 pm –


  4. Emily Preston
    January 26, 2016 at 9:21 pm –

    This is SOOO cute!!!!! If only I had a wooden dowel, glow stick, or a jumbo straw.? Oh well. I haven’t seen episode 7 yet, but I hope to! I have only seen up to episode 4 (Yeah, I need to catch up?) But anyways, I would LOVE to make this! And one of my favorite lightsabers is Obi-Wan. He is also one of my favorite characters.?

  5. Olivia Wilson
    January 26, 2016 at 9:08 pm –

    Ok, I can’t take it anymore. This is just waaaay too cute!!!! I need to go make one RIGHT NOW!!!!!!

  6. Olivia Wilson
    January 25, 2016 at 10:57 pm –

    Thanks a million times Rudy!!!!! I watched up to episode 5! I can’t wait to watch 5, 6 and hopefully 7!!!! I have to make these soon! I like Obi-Wan. Darth Maul’s was also cool in that duel scene in episode 1 though!

  7. Betsy
    December 28, 2015 at 7:13 pm –

    Just recently found your website. The light sabers are awesome-as are all of your ideas. We just watched the first 6 Star Wars episodes to prepare for the new one. Looks like our dolls will have lightsabers by morning! My daughter wants to make a purple one. Thanks!

    • Rudy
      December 28, 2015 at 8:53 pm –

      You’re welcome and we are so glad you found us!

  8. Brandy
    December 21, 2015 at 6:05 am –

    I’m am totally going to have to get some dowels and make some lightsabers with my daughter over the holiday break! I never even thought about making doll lightsabers. And while I still have a crush on Luke Skywalker from when I was a kid, Darth Maul in that one duel scene is the most awesome.

  9. Brenda
    December 19, 2015 at 10:11 pm –

    how long was the dowel?

    • Rudy
      December 20, 2015 at 8:02 am –

      They are about 12″ I believe and I sanded off about 2″ for the blue one and left the red one full length.

  10. Arianna
    December 19, 2015 at 5:02 pm –

    i just made my doll a jedi robe, one lightsaber coming right up!

  11. Julia H
    December 19, 2015 at 3:15 pm –

    I just watched the movie! Sooooo good!All of you guys should see it!

  12. Cate
    December 19, 2015 at 1:03 pm –

    I am going to see the new movie this afternoon. I like princess leya. Is that how you spell her name? Can you do a craft that relates to julie’s bunny and easy to make using everyday items and some cardoard? please email me if you come up with a craft.

  13. Julia H
    December 19, 2015 at 7:20 am –

    Btw I like Yoda!

  14. Kaitlyn Harms
    December 19, 2015 at 6:28 am –

    Darth Vader, and Obi-Wan! Thanks!

  15. Julia H
    December 19, 2015 at 6:01 am –

    you could also use thick popsicle sticks for the dowel!

  16. Julia H
    December 19, 2015 at 5:02 am –

    Soooo cute!I love Star Wars and Im going to have to see it! These are so cute, I will definitely be making these!

  17. Arianna
    December 19, 2015 at 4:52 am –

    i think this is my new favorite vid ?

  18. Arianna
    December 19, 2015 at 4:43 am –

    i love star wars! i sooo wish i could see the force awakens!

  19. Olivia Wilson
    December 18, 2015 at 6:50 pm –

    Lol yeah. I can understand that (Well, for Star Wars fans.) I know people who are Star Wars fans. I heard about the new release! Pretty exciting I guess!

  20. Julia M. H.
    December 18, 2015 at 4:56 pm –

    That is Awesome! I LOVE Star Wars!! My favorite is Obi-Wan!!! Thank you!

  21. Olivia Wilson
    December 18, 2015 at 4:21 pm –

    Haha! I loved the pics at the end!

  22. Olivia Wilson
    December 18, 2015 at 4:16 pm –

    Nice job! Looks super realistic! I was hoping for more Christmas crafts though. I am not into Star Wars. I haven’t seen any of the movies.

    • Rudy
      December 18, 2015 at 6:16 pm –

      Today was the release of the new Star Wars, a craft HAD to be done ?