Packing paper or butcher paper are good for making paper swords. Just don't use flimsy paper, such as tissue.Roll stacked pieces of paper up diagonally, the tighter you roll the stronger the sword. Place tape around center to hold the roll together.Wrap the bottom part of the sword around your hand so that it will make a comfortable loop over your hand, about 6-10 inches from the bottom. Leave about 1 inch to spare. Next tuck the end of the loop and tape it securely to the sword. There you have the handle.