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.
Now, let us go towards the supplies, which is the next section of our article. They are as follows:
- Measuring Scale
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
Step 2: Now, trace this gun outline on a cardboard and cut it. Repeat the same process and make two guns.
Cutting the Cardboard
Step 3: Take a long cardboard strip and stick it on top.
Sticking the Top
Step 4: Simultaneously, stick the other side of the gun.
Sticking the Side
Step 5: Now, use the remaining cardboard and stick it towards the backside of the gun.
Sticking the Backside
Step 6: Apply glue and stick the lower section of the gun.
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
Step 8: Now, take a toothpick and roll the paper.
Rolling the Paper with Toothpick
Step 9: Slide the small paper roll inside the big paper roll.
Placing the Papers
Step 10: Gently bend the paper and wrap it 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
Step 12: Make a tiny hole and pass the toothpick. It will be the trigger.
Making the Trigger
Step 13: Take a small toothpick and attach it to the paper roll.
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 Gun
Step 15: Attach a small spring to the toothpick’s mouth, and it will be our trigger.
Attaching the Spring
Step 16: Finally, use the remaining unused cardboard and marker to design your gun.
- 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.
Saquib Siddiqui is a Mechanical Engineer with expertise in science projects and experiments. Saquib’s work focuses on integrating scientific concepts with practical applications, making complex ideas accessible and exciting for learners of all ages. In addition to his practical work, Saquib has authored several articles, research papers, and educational materials.