You will need: hot glue, two large wooden sticks, two regular size popsicle sticks, paint, brush.
A parent can hot glue the two large sticks overlapping them about an inch or so. Then hot glue one of the smaller sticks on each side about four inches from the "handle" of the sword.
The child can paint the sword as desired.
Now have fun pretending to be He-man (like my son)!