How to Make a Paper Gun With a Mac

Written by marshal m. rosenthal
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A paper gun can look very much like the original weapon if the artwork is detailed and true to the original. Download a 3D template for a paper gun from a number of websites at no cost onto the desktop of your Mac computer. Use a free 3D program and print the 3D template onto a sheet of computer paper using your printer. Then make your paper gun.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Printer
  • Printer paper
  • Scissors
  • Silver magic marker
  • Black magic marker

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  1. 1

    Download a paper gun template from a website--for example, the DesignShoot website (see the link in Resources).

  2. 2

    Insert a sheet of computer printing paper into the printer. Turn the printer on.

  3. 3

    Drag the template file that was downloaded onto the icon of a 3D program, for example, the free Maya 3D program (see link in Resources), that is in the Dock to the left or at the bottom of the screen. Wait for the picture of the template to appear on the screen.

  4. 4

    Press "Command+P" to bring up the printing window. Press the "Print" button at the lower right corner of the window.

  5. 5

    Remove the computer printing paper when it has printed.

  6. 6

    Place the printing paper on a table. Cut out the paper gun with the scissors.

  7. 7

    Paint the cutout of your paper gun with a wide silver magic marker. Detail highlights with a thin black magic marker.

Tips and warnings

  • Never take a toy gun into a crowded location where it might be mistaken for a real weapon.

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