Mar 12

Lightsabers for Renn

by Hannah Holt »


A special boy named Renn is back in the hospital for another round of epilepsy tests. This post is part of a blog party to encourage/entertain him during his hospital stay

Hi Renn,

When my daughter was younger, we went to a hospital in Denver, and scientists studied the electrical pulses in her brain.

Char sleep study 1

It didn’t hurt her. In fact, her job was to take a nap. She was good at her job.

I’ll bet you know a lot of different ways that doctors can study the brain. Some of the machines have fancy names. I think it’s fun to learn about all the tools doctors have to help us. Do you?


But I also know it can be boring hanging out in the hospital all day. Another time while my daughter was staying in the hospital, she was bored and kept pulling off her oxygen sensor. Every time she pulled it off, little lights would blink and machines would beep. She may have been small, but she really knew how to keep those nurses running!


You must be very brave and strong and patient to handle all the different tests. But then again, I hear you are training to be a Jedi.

Well, even Jedi Warriors need a little fun now and then. So I made a lightsaber paper craft for you. In the end, you’ll have a finger-sized lightsaber, like this:

free lightsaber printable

I made a few options for you because I’m not sure which might be the most powerful in a hospital (Instructions are included on each sheet.):

1. Luke Skywalker Lightsaber

2. Yoda Lightsaber

3. Obi-Wan Kenobi Lightsaber

4. Darth Vader Lightsaber

My daughter is now a bubbly two-year-old, and thankfully she’s as healthy as can be. Sometimes I wish she and her sister moved a little slower…

babies in flour

I could use a good Jedi around here to convince them they “don’t need to play in the pantry.” Ah, well. Keep practicing and maybe you could do your tricks long distance for me some day.

May the Force be with you, Renn!

-Hannah Holt

  1. Beth Stilborn

    This is a fantastic post, Hannah! So grateful your little one is healthy now.

    GREAT craft for Renn!

  2. Joanna

    This is such a comforting and informational post. Love it, Hannah!

  3. Susanna Leonard Hill

    What a fantastic post, Hannah and SUCH a great craft activity – I bet he’ll make ALL the lightsabers :) So glad your little one is okay now, and how comforting it will be for Renn to know that. Thanks so very much! :)

  4. Tara Oliver

    Rooting for you, Renn!! You’re doing awesome!

  5. Stacy S. Jensen

    Great post and craft.

  6. Eric VanRaepenbusch

    These are cool. Printed Luke and Darth! Thank you!

  7. Bethany Telles

    Hannah! This is awesome!!!! We will totally be printing these out, and having tons of fun with them!! We might even do this for his class on his birthday… Hmmm…

    Thank you for your love and support. And I am so glad to hear that your sweet baby is healthy and driving you crazy. 😉 That’s what being a kid is all about!!

    Thanks again!!!

  8. julie rowan zoch

    I need a finger-saber too! GREAT idea!

  9. Erik - This Kid Reviews Books

    COOL! I’m going to try this!

  10. Lori Mozdzierz

    Me too!

    Hannah, super post and craft! Great to see your little one is okay and busy as ever!!

    Renn, which of the awesome lightsabers are you going to use first? Have fun with them!

  11. Iza Trapani

    How clever and wonderful, Hannah! And I am so glad all is well with your daughter!