Cardboard Props: How to make a Viking hammer / Thors hammer- Mjolnir

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Another Gangshow 2012 prop, this year i  was required to make a cardboard Thor's hammer or Mjölnir  ... This instructable is made mostly of cardboard, glue and pure dumb luck...

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Step 1: Ingredients

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What you'll need:
  • Cardboard
  • Glue gun
  • Cardboard tube
  • Ruler
  • pen/ pencil
  • Scissors/ craft knife
  • Paint (brown & silver)
  • Paint brushes

Optional extra:
  • Leather thonging

Step 2: How to start this?

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I wasn't exactly sure how to start this instructable, i think i started building the hammer in the worst place... I should have started with perhaps the hammer head, and the handle, instead of starting with the hammer face. But, it's easier to start from where i started from... so apologies...

Hammer facings.

I googled an image of the Mjolnir used in the most recent Thor movies, and decided to make it look a little like that, so instead of the hammer being a simple box on a stick, it has these 3d faces that protrude outwards... This is how i made them

To try and get the 3d shape, i cut out a square of card 16cm's by 16cm's, and marked it out like in picture one. (giving me 4 rectangles that are 4cm by 8cm, a square that is 8cm by 8cm and 8 triangles)  I then cut it out.

Step 3: 2b. And now, to glue...

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glue the 4cm by 8cm rectangles to the 8cm by 8cm square on an angle so that you will end up eventually with a 'half hexagon' shape.

This can be a little tricky, but with a little bit of manual negotiation whilst the glue is drying you should get there.

Step 4: 2c. Corners

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Using one of the little triangles that was cut out in step 2, glue the triangles into the gaps between the rectangles and trim off any excess as in pictures 3 and 4
skahn3 made it!3 months ago

Followed the first few steps, then improvised. Still a work in progress. What do you think?

Biggsy (author)  skahn33 months ago
Looking fab so far! Let me see what it looks like when you hsve finished :)
abrown1181 year ago
This is so awesome you are a genius!!!
wilgubeast2 years ago
That's an awesome cardboard reproduction. I bet you look super strong flinging that thing around all Thor-like.
Biggsy (author)  wilgubeast2 years ago
Thanks, it was used in a panto style section in last years show... it's either stil sat in props store... or was burned last week on scout camp in prep for more props to be made this year

Oh well such is life :)