How to Make a Paper Gun
Get a rousing game of cops and robbers going in minutes with this completely safe and worry-free toy gun.
You will need
- 2 sheets 8u00bd" x 11" paper
- Colored construction paper (optional)
Step 1 Fold lengthwise Fold each sheet of paper in half lengthwise, three times.
You can also use two sheets of colored construction paper cut to size.
Step 2 Create barrel Create the barrel of the gun by folding one of the folded sheets in half crosswise.
Step 3 Fold ends of other sheet Fold both ends of the other sheet downward at a 90-degree angle, leaving a 4-inch section in the middle.
Step 4 Fold in half Fold this same sheet in half in the center of the 4- inch section. The two angled ends will now be aligned. This is the gun handle.
Step 5 Slide in barrel Hold the barrel in one hand with the open, non-folded end facing toward the handle you are holding in the other hand. Slide each of the 90-degree-angled ends into each of the folded pockets on the barrel.
Step 6 Cock the gun Cock the gun by sliding the barrel forward and then back.
In 1955, Mattel introduced its popular, patented automatic cap gun, the Burp Gun.