How to Make a Paper Gun Step-by-Step

Updated April 17, 2017

Origami is the art of folding paper to represent three-dimensional shapes. Japanese in origin, origami came into fashion around the world in 1952, when Akira Yoshizawa's astrological paper figures were featured in the art magazine, Asahi Graf. Since then, many paper-folding books have been published worldwide. As with any origami project, you will need a piece of rectangular paper that you will fold into a paper gun.

Fold the first sheet of paper in half lengthwise.

Fold the paper in half lengthwise a second and third time.

Fold the paper in half from left to right. Then unfold back to step 2. You should have the paper folded in half three times lengthwise with a crease in it.

Fold the paper from left to right but this time twist the paper down so that one half is perpendicular to the other half. You should have a 90-degree angle.

Fold the top half in half then unfold. Twist the right side to create another 90-degree angle. You should have an arch. Now fold the entire piece in half so the right side overlaps the left. Now you have the handle of a gun.

Repeat steps one through four with the second sheet of paper. Do not unfold at the end of step four.

Insert the second sheet through the top of the first sheet to create a barrel for the gun.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 sheets of rectangular paper
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