How To Make A Paper Cutter Using DC Motor

by | Mar 14, 2022 | DIY, Paper Craft

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This tutorial will show you how to make a paper cutter using a DC motor in simple and easy-to-understand steps.

Paper cutter is an essential tool for cutting plastic tape, paper, Thermocol sheets, and cardboards. The paper cutter is widely used in schools, offices, crafts making shops, photo studios, printing shops, and other businesses.


To make the paper cutter at home, you need some basic tools and materials, which are listed below.



  • Cardboard pieces (10.7cm)
  • Cardboard pieces (8.7cm)
  • Colorful paper
  • Switch
  • Battery
  • Battery Connector
  • DC motor
  • Button

Steps To Make A Paper Cutter Using DC Motor

To make the paper cutter, you just need to follow these steps.

Step 1: Paste the cardboard pieces making a rectangular box using the hot glue gun.

Step 2: Paste the colorful paper at the edges of the box to make it representable.

Step 3: Make a hole in the box according to the size of the switch.

Step 4: Connect the battery connector wire with the DC motor and switch.

Step 5: Connect the DC motor and switch using another wire.

Step 6: Make a hole in the cardboard piece according to the size of the blade (Horizontally or vertically).

Step 7: Set all of them in the box (fixing the switch in the hole).

Step 8: Paste the motor in the cardboard.

Step 9: Attach the upper cardboard to the box.

Step 10: Switch it on, the blade starts rotating. You can cut the paper, Thermocol, or other crafts material through it.


This tutorial will help students understand the construction of paper cutters and how they can be made at home using waste or easily available material.

Things To Remember

  • Be careful while working with blades.
  • Use waste material or crafts material from your previous left models or tools, readily available at home.
  • Take the help of an adult while connecting wires.



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