Step 1: Materials
What I used to make my gun:
- Cardboard tube that Lowes was going to throw away.
- Pudding Cups (not in picture)
- Pringles can
- Yard stick that I got for free (not in picture)
- Toilet paper roll
- Old cardboard box (not in picture)
- 1ft. of old board (not in picture)
Step 2: Making the Handle
After I brought the board inside I placed my fingers on it in the way I would hold it. Then I drew around each of my fingers. Then I took a 3/4 in. drill bit and drilled out each hole making sure there was at least 1/4 in. around each hole so it wouldn't break.
After that I took a coping saw and cut around the outside of each hole to make it look cooler.
Finally I sanded around all of the edges to make it more rounded.
Step 3: Putting on Decorations That Make It Look Cool.
Step 4: Attaching the Handle to the Barrel (part 1)
To attach the handle to the barrel I cut about a 2in. x 3/4in. rectangle into the end of my barrel. To cut this I used my dad's rotary tool and a cut-off wheel. Then I just slid the handle in there and hot glued it in.
Step 5: Building the Support Arm Handle.
For this I used a pringles can and some cardboard.
First I traced around the pringles can on some cardboard and then cut it out.
After that I hot glued the round piece of cardboard to the pringles can.
Next I cut the pringles can in half long ways with a knife and the metal part on the bottom with my dad's rotary tool.
Finally I glued it to the underside of the gun and took a piece of card stock and glued it to the pringles can then to the gun to fill the gap.
Step 6: Adding More Cool Decorations
Step 7: Making a Cover for the Front of the Barrel
So what I did was I stood the gun on end and traced around it like before and then I cut it out.
Then I stood a toilet paper roll on end in the center of the disk I just cut out and traced it and I cut that out.
After that I hot glued the toilet paper roll in the hole of the disk and I put a little piece of duct tape on the end of the T.P. roll.
Finally I hot glued the whole thing ontho the front of the gun.
Step 8: Attaching Handle to the Barrel (part 2)
As to not see into the barrel I decided to make a cardboard cover. The way I did this was I got an old cardboard box and stood the gun on end and traced around it. After that I cut it out and then I cut out roughly a 2in by 3/4in rectangle and kept making the rectangle longer till it fit correctly.
Step 9: Finishing Touches
Heres some pictures of the completed gun and I hope you try to make your own and try some of your own green ideas.