Cardboard Roll Sword

How do you recycle cardboard rolls? Make swords of course! A perfect craft for little boys (and girls!) cardboard swords are simple to make and prefect for pretend play. 

Cardboard roll sword craft for boys

To make a cardboard sword you will need:

  • cardboard rolls (we used wrapping paper tubes)
  • long piece of cardboard
  • tape

how to make a cardboard roll sword

How to make a simple cardboard sword:

  1. Take a cardboard roll and flatten one end. 
  2. Cut the flattened end to create a blade shape and tape it in place.
  3. To create a handle take a long piece of cardboard and cut out a circle at each end.  Draw around the end of the roll to make sure the circles are the correct size.  
  4. Slide the roll through the circles onto the cardboard roll.

These swords would look brilliant painted or covered in foil.  We didn't decorate ours as harry was eager to get playing with them! 

Cardboard roll sword recycled craft for kids: sword pretend play

Harry : Age 3

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