How to Make a Paper Revolver Gun

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How to Make a Paper Revolver Gun
Paper Revolver (Vickie Kapnas)

From Nerf models to air guns, toy firearms hold a real fascination. Making a revolver out of paper can be a fun way to explore this fascination while expanding creative possibilities. A simple project, this craft calls for the most basic supplies.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Two sheets of 8" by 11" paper One coffee filter Pipe cleaner 1 1/2" long Scotch tape Black marker

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Instructions

    Making the Gun

  1. 1

    Create a pattern for revolver. This can be done through a freehand drawing or by using an online image as a template. Cut out the center area of the gun. Using this pattern, cut two paper guns.

    How to Make a Paper Revolver Gun
    Pattern
  2. 2

    Cut a small strip from the accordion folds of a coffee filter, This piece will probably be about 2 inches long in its folded state and 1/2-inch wide, but the size may vary depending on the size of the original template. The strip will need to fit inside the cutout opening. Tape the two ends of the strip together to form a circle.

    How to Make a Paper Revolver Gun
    Coffee filter insert
  3. 3

    Insert the pipe cleaner through the middle of the coffee filter ring and tape at both ends in the cutout area of one of the paper guns. The coffee filter ring should peep through the cutout opening.

    How to Make a Paper Revolver Gun
    Tape down pipe cleaner ends
  4. 4

    Attach the other paper gun on top of the first one with Scotch tape. The pipe cleaner will be concealed inside the gun.

    How to Make a Paper Revolver Gun
    Two paper guns taped together
  5. 5

    Add detail to revolver with black marker.

    How to Make a Paper Revolver Gun
    Detail added.

Tips and warnings

  • For a larger gun, use card stock rather than paper.
  • Younger children may need assistance with this craft.

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