How to Make a Cardboard Shotgun

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How to Make a Cardboard Shotgun
Finished gun (Vickie Kapnas)

Whether the need is for a theatrical prop, an addition to a Halloween costume or just a little creative fun, making a shotgun from cardboard is not difficult. This is an inexpensive craft project that does not require a great deal of skill or time. Children can also learn some very basic sculpting techniques by creating this three-dimensional firearm.

How to Make a Cardboard Shotgun
Gun image

Draw the gun on cardboard and trace with black marker. It's easy to find images of guns on the internet that can serve as a reference. Rulers can help to create straight edges where necessary.

How to Make a Cardboard Shotgun
Tracing sections

Trace over most prominent areas with tracing paper to create patterns.

How to Make a Cardboard Shotgun
Extra pieces

Draw additional pieces on cardboard, one piece for each side of the gun.

How to Make a Cardboard Shotgun
Detail added

Add dimension by filling in with black marker in appropriate places.

How to Make a Cardboard Shotgun
Sculpted effect

Cut out gun and extra pieces. Increase definition by building up each piece with additional cardboard.

How to Make a Cardboard Shotgun
Layered cardboard

Glue all pieces in place with white school glue.

Tip

This layered sculpting technique can be utilised to make other types of paper and cardboard crafts.

Warning

Make sure that the cardboard that is used is brown on both sides before starting.

Tips and warnings

  • This layered sculpting technique can be utilised to make other types of paper and cardboard crafts.
  • Make sure that the cardboard that is used is brown on both sides before starting.
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