Glow in the Dark DIY Sword

This article, Glow in the Dark DIY Sword, is sponsored by Amazon Studios. All opinions are 100% my own.

Attention Adventure Seekers! I’m so excited to share that a brand-new Amazon Original Kids series, Niko and the Sword of Light, which debuts on Prime Video, Friday, July 21! To celebrate the show’s launch, I am sharing how to make your very own glow in the dark DIY sword inspired by the 10-year-old brave champion!

The new Emmy-winning fantasy adventure series takes young viewers to a magical land where Niko battles the darkness with his magic glowing sword and the guidance of a determined princess. Niko and the Sword of Light follows Niko as he journeys to the Cursed Volcano to free his people and return the world to the light. Here’s how to make your very own sword of light!

Time: 1 hour


  • Foam Board
  • Sharp Craft Knife
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Scissors
  • Black Duct Tape
  • Glow in the Dark Paint
  • Paint Brush

Watch my YouTube Tutorial for this Glow in the Dark Sword:


I used foam board for this project. It is inexpensive and easy to work with. I cut a flap off a piece of presentation board and drew the sword on it with a pencil.  I used a picture of the sword as a guide. Next, I cut out the sword with a sharp craft knife.

Once the board is cut out, erase the left-over pencil marks. Next, paint the blade of the sword in three coats of glow in the dark craft paint.  I used a foam brush and allowed it to dry in between coats. Lastly, I covered the sword handle with black duct tape. The duct tape doesn’t need to be perfect. I used about three layers of duct tape.

That’s it! It’s light and perfect to use as a Halloween prop for a Niko costume or even just for everyday play for the kiddos. I hope you try it.

Don’t forget! Watch Niko and the Sword of Light which debuts on Prime Video, Friday, July 21!!

Check out the trailer!

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