How to Make a Nerf Banana Clip

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A banana clip is a curved magazine that is commonly used to hold ammunition for semi-automatic weapons. NERF guns are toy guns that shoot foam darts with rubber suction cup tips. These guns are available in single action or semi-automatic options. The semi-automatic options don't come with banana clips, but you can construct your own banana clip to make your gun more closely resemble an automatic weapon.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Cardboard
  • Duct tape
  • Scissors
  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Drafting compass
  • Ruler
  • NERF Clip

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Draw a horizontal line 12 inches long on a piece of paper. Mark the centre of the line, then draw a vertical line 12 inches long that passes through the centre mark.

  2. 2

    Center the point of the compass on the centre mark. Extend the side of the compass with the mounted pencil so that the pencil tip touches the end of one of the lines. Rotate the compass 360 degrees to form a circle; the edge of the circle should touch the tips of all four lines.

  3. 3

    Cut out the circle with a pair of scissors.

  4. 4

    Place the NERF clip upside down on a piece of cardboard. Trace along the longest edge.

  5. 5

    Lay the circle template on top of the cardboard so that the top middle of the circle touches the right edge of the horizontal line traced in Step 4. Trace the right side of the circle on the cardboard for 6 inches.

  6. 6

    Move the circle template so that the top middle of the circle touches the left edge of the horizontal line traced in Step 4. Trace the right side of the circle on the cardboard for 6 inches. This line should be parallel to the line drawn in Step 5.

  7. 7

    Connect the bottom of the two curved lines with a horizontal line. Cut out the shape. This will be the front of the clip.

  8. 8

    Lay the clip shape on top of another piece of cardboard. Trace around the edges and cut out a second shape. This will be the back of the clip.

  9. 9

    Place the NERF clip upside down on a piece of cardboard. Trace along the shortest edge. Make a rectangle using the traced line as the top of your rectangle. The rectangle should be 6 inches long. Cut out the shape. Lay the shape on top of another piece of cardboard. Trace around the edges and cut out a second shape. These will be the sides of your clip.

  10. 10

    Place the NERF clip upside down on a piece of cardboard. Trace around the outside of the clip. Cut out the shape. This will be the bottom of your clip.

  11. 11

    Grasp the NERF clip and identify the horizontal lines on the bottom of the clip. Align the top of the front piece with the horizontal line and secure the piece to the clip with a piece of duct tape. Repeat this process with the back piece. Make sure both pieces curve in the same direction.

  12. 12

    Align the top of one side with the horizontal line on the side of the clip. Secure the piece to the clip with a piece of duct tape. Repeat this process with the other side.

  13. 13

    Align the bottom piece of cardboard so that all four edges align with the bottom of the front, back and sides. Secure the piece to the four other pieces with duct tape.

  14. 14

    Completely cover the cardboard pieces in duct tape to connect the five pieces together.

Tips and warnings

  • Coloured duct tape can be used during the construction process to provide a different look. Duct tape can also be coloured with permanent markers. The cardboard shape can be filled with fabric or cotton to increase stability.
  • The banana clip will not hold NERF darts; it's constructed for cosmetic appearance only.

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