How to make a paper gun that shoots

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  • Fancy a quick papercraft to make with the kids? This easy step-by-step is perfect for when you have a few minutes to fill.

    Much nicer than plastic toy guns, these paper alternatives give little ones a crafty kick at the same time, plus they’re prettier too. And anything to stop the constant clutter of plastic toys spilling out of the toybox is a blessing in our eyes.

    Make them in colourful prints and paper for a fun toy to play with. Kids will love how quick and easy a paper gun that shoots is to make, because who doesn’t love fast results?

    You will need

  • A4 paper in your choice of pattern or colour
  • Scissors
  • Rubber band
  • How to make a paper gun that shoots

    Step 1

    Fold a rectangular sheet of paper in half from top to bottom. Fold in half again, and a third time.

    Step 2

    Fold the paper from left to right, then unfold, smoothing with your hand.

    Step 3

    Next, fold the left side down at 90 degrees, about 3cm from the central fold. Repeat on the right side.

    Step 4

    Fold the right side over the left to make the handle of the gun.

    Step 5

    To make the barrel, fold a second piece of paper in half 3 times as before, then fold from left to right but do not unfold.

    Step 6

    Carefully slide the barrel into the handle. This means you can load small soft balls of paper for sling shotting at targets.

    Step 7

    Cut a small notch on the top of the handle and at the end of the barrel, and attach a rubber band.

    Have you got a favourite papercraft to make with the kids? We love seeing all the clever things you get up to, and sometimes we even feature them on our site. Let us know in our comments below or send us a picture on ourĀ Facebook page.

    Craft by: Suzie Attaway