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.

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.