How To Make A Cardboard Gun | DIY

by | Jan 15, 2022 | Paper Craft, DIY

Introduction

We always enjoy playing with guns, and kids get always attracted to various designs of it. So, in the following article, we will teach you how to make a cardboard gun. So let us start. You can search for various designs and make your themed gun.

Supplies

Now, let us go towards the supplies, which is the next section of our article. They are as follows:

Tools

  • Measuring Scale
  • Scissor
  • Knife

Materials

  • Cardboard
  • Paper
  • Marker
  • Straw
  • Toothpicks

Steps To Make A Cardboard Gun

Step 1: The first step is to draw the outline of the gun on paper and cut it.

Drawing the Layout

Drawing the Layout

Step 2: Now, trace this gun outline on a cardboard and cut it. Repeat the same process and make two guns.

Cutting the Cardboard

Cutting the Cardboard

Step 3: Take a long cardboard strip and stick it on top.

Sticking the Top

Sticking the Top

Step 4: Simultaneously, stick the other side of the gun.

Sticking the Side

Sticking the Side

Step 5: Now, use the remaining cardboard and stick it towards the backside of the gun.

Sticking the Backside

Sticking the Backside

Step 6: Apply glue and stick the lower section of the gun.

Sticking the Lower Section

Sticking the Lower Section

Step 7: Use a straw and roll the paper and stick its ends with the help of glue.

Rolling Paper with Straw

Rolling Paper with Straw

Step 8: Now, take a toothpick and roll the paper.

Rolling the Paper with Toothpick

Rolling the Paper with Toothpick

Step 9: Slide the small paper roll inside the big paper roll.

Placing the Papers

Placing the Papers

Step 10: Gently bend the paper and wrap it with a rubber band

Wrapping with a Rubber Band

Wrapping with a Rubber Band

Step 11: Now attach both the paper rolls and expand them over the top of the gun.

Attaching the Paper Rolls

Attaching the Paper Rolls

Step 12: Make a tiny hole and pass the toothpick. It will be the trigger.

Making the TriggerMaking the Trigger

Making the Trigger

Step 13: Take a small toothpick and attach it to the paper roll.

Attaching the Toothpick

Attaching the Toothpick

Step 14: Take the remaining cardboard and attach it to the top of the gun. Cut it from its side and make sure that the toothpick is outside and you can hold it.

Attaching the Top of GunAttaching the Top of Gun

Attaching the Top of Gun

Step 15: Attach a small spring to the toothpick’s mouth, and it will be our trigger.

Attaching the Spring

Attaching the Spring

Step 16: Finally, use the remaining unused cardboard and marker to design your gun.

Cardboard Gun

Cardboard Gun

Recommendation

  • Firstly, we recommend you to practice with an old cardboard
  • Look for some layouts and design your gun

Things To Remember

  • Make sure the paper rolled with a toothpick should be thinner in size.
  • After applying the glue, let it dry.

 

 

 

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