Introduction: How to Make a Paper Gun

Picture of How to Make a Paper Gun

This is my ol' paper gun. I have been making these since the third grade, and I have had a lot of fun with paper gun wars.

This is my first non-knex gun, so a lot of regulars will like that.

Unfortunately, My paper gun does not shoot any ammo (common sense?), so thats a con...

It resembles a double-barrel pistol/revolver if you do it right, and It doesnt take a lot of materials to make.

The pic quality isnt that great, sorry for that part....

A lot of you guys have been complaining that this was in books. I did not see this in a book, someone taught it to me in the third grade.

Step 1: Materials.

Picture of Materials.
The 2 materials:

  • 2 sheets of paper
  • masking tape (not shown)

Step 2: The Handle

Picture of The Handle

This will take one of the two sheets of paper, so this is it:

pic one- fold the sheet of paper hot dog style.

Pic 2- curve it like so and add tape

Step 3: The Barrel

Picture of The Barrel

The other sheet will make the double-barrel

Pic 1- roll up the sheet diagonally

Pic 2- fold the roll in half

Step 4: Final Assembly and Mods

Picture of Final Assembly and Mods

Pic 1- slide the barrel into the handle

pic 2- another view

Pic 3- the mod

Pic 4- add tape


Banana Suicide (author)2012-12-14

This is the gayest instructables ever.

KnEx_MaStEr (author)2011-03-12

i made it and mine turned out different

leoishungry (author)2011-01-17

Check out my paper guns

Miles Tails Prower (author)2009-02-28

Does it shoot?

Does it look like It can shoot? This is paper.

pauloq98 (author)DJ Radio2011-01-02

your so rude hes just askin a question

DJ Radio (author)pauloq982011-01-02

He was asking a question which has a ridiculously obvious answer. Questions like that kind of annoy me. Also congratulations on replying to a comment almost 2 years old.

dungeon runner (author)DJ Radio2010-02-25

I agree with theswordninja, a gun made of paper can shoot ammunition if made right. A lot of them just use blowgun mechanisms, but mine (instructable coming soon) uses rubber bands. A tiny one can fire up to 15 feet!

actually some paper guns can shoot.

OK lolz. I thought there was a mechanism in it or something...

nashafan (author)2010-06-24

please make a gun that is held together by staples

DJ Radio (author)nashafan2010-06-24


Oompa-Loompa (author)2008-12-12

"your" gun? I think not. And the tape isn't necessary...

DJ Radio (author)Oompa-Loompa2008-12-12

This is the first paper gun posted on ibles to my knowledge.

Also, the tape is necessary. If you dont put tape on, the handle will fall apart. Trust me, I have been building paper guns for years if you actually read the intro...

mg0930mg (author)DJ Radio2008-12-31

It's not the first paper gun, at all!

DJ Radio (author)mg0930mg2008-12-31

well, it has a design that looks different from the other paper guns on ibles.

dungeon runner (author)DJ Radio2010-02-27

So, because it looks different that means it was the first gun? I believe you need a lesson in basic chronology:

Y'see, there are these things called the past and the present...


Oompa-Loompa (author)DJ Radio2008-12-12

Trust me with these two things: 1: This IS NOT you gun. I have been making THIS EXACT GUN since before I knew about instructables. I learned it from another site. And even THEY probably weren't the first ones to think it up. 2: The tape is NOT necessary. I've made this gun a million times, and not once did I even contemplate the necessity of tape. If you make the gun correctly, it WILL NOT fall apart.

DJ Radio (author)Oompa-Loompa2008-12-12

1. This may not be my gun, but It hasnt been posted here, so I thought I would... 2. Yeah it is, if you dont, the barrel will unravel, and the handle will fall. I dont get why you are so hard on me these days.........

Oompa-Loompa (author)DJ Radio2008-12-12

Ahhh... 1: Okay, so where is the due credit to "anonymous" the original creator? 2: Incorrect, sorry, If you can't keep the gun together without tape, I don't know what went wrong... I can swear to you that I've never needed tape to hold one of these together. And my apologies if I am upsetting you.

DJ Radio (author)Oompa-Loompa2008-12-12

1. I dont know the original creator, some dude taught me in the third grade, and I forgot his name....... 2. you may have done it different

Oompa-Loompa (author)DJ Radio2008-12-12

Oookkk, do as you wish.

iamc0oc0o (author)2009-05-09

i cant make it whats up with this???

DJ Radio (author)iamc0oc0o2009-05-09

what is your probleM?

unknown24 (author)2009-03-30

i know this already since 4th grade it was in a book

DJ Radio (author)unknown242009-03-30

did you not read the comments below? I did not read this in a book. Someone showed me how to make it.

Kaiven (author)DJ Radio2009-04-10

And it could have been from a book.

DJ Radio (author)Kaiven2009-04-10

I have yet to see a book that shows you how to make it. But i believe you, it could be in a book.

FrozenStar (author)2008-12-12

I think i saw this before somewhere.... oh ya it was in an origami book :(

DrWeird117 (author)FrozenStar2009-02-21

Me too, that's where I saw it.

DJ Radio (author)FrozenStar2008-12-12

I never saw this in an origami book, Someone just told me how to make it in the third grade...

Azaron_Brows (author)2009-01-15

u have already confused me on the 2nd pic please help im in gr8 and there is inisheation so the gr12s will pick on me

Undermig (author)Azaron_Brows2009-02-12

Ima pos to you guys real guns ok?

Flumpkins (author)2008-12-17

Doesn't the background thing sound a big like this?

DJ Radio (author)Flumpkins2008-12-17


Flumpkins (author)DJ Radio2008-12-17


DJ Radio (author)Flumpkins2008-12-17

you dont get it doncha?

Flumpkins (author)DJ Radio2008-12-18


DJ Radio (author)Flumpkins2009-01-06

its a reference to the monk vs gorillazmiko incident.

Flumpkins (author)DJ Radio2009-01-07

never heard of it.

nintendofr3k (author)2009-01-06

well heres somthing attach a rubberband to the back part insert a paper horn if u dont no what a paper horn is google is pull back like so walla

DJ Radio (author)nintendofr3k2009-01-06

one problem- the paper isnt strong enough to hold it.

knexdude152 (author)2008-12-14

shall i post a different paper pistol? its got a different design.

DJ Radio (author)knexdude1522008-12-14


knexdude152 (author)knexdude1522008-12-14

-5* this is pathetic!!!
jk jk

Der Bradly (author)2008-12-10

Really cool! btw: When are you going to make another knex gun?

DJ Radio (author)Der Bradly2008-12-10

Im making one right now, I should get a knex tub this weekend.....

Der Bradly (author)DJ Radio2008-12-10

Cool, but hurry up! oh and 5*!

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