Introduction: Mini Air Gun

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Easy to make an mini air gun with just a pen and a chopstick.

Step 1: Materials

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Pen, chopstick, tape, toilet paper, water



Step 2: Remove the Pen

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remove the bottom and the top of the pen

Step 3: Cut Out the Chopstick

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cut the chopstick top off....picture as show below

Step 4: Measure and Tape

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tape the chopstick 5mm shorter than the pen. as the last picture show below

Step 5: Wet the Paper

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wet the toilet paper and and roll it to a small pieces and put it in. put the first piece in and the second piece for shooting. when you push the chopstick, it will create high pressure inside the pen and pop the other piece off. watch the video for more action. any question, feel free to ask.


PocketProductions (author)2016-01-02

i goottttt itttt its assssso aaaweeesomeeeee

PocketProductions (author)2016-01-02

its not working !!!

bradley1marler (author)2014-05-25


haloisbeast504 (author)2013-02-14

cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : )

gatorfan94 (author)2007-11-17

is there anything painful that you could shoot out of it. (plz be specific)

scora08288 (author)gatorfan942008-09-18

i've tried to get the back part out but all i've managed to do is bust up about 5 pens. how do you get the back out?

sswartz2 (author)scora082882011-10-19

take a small screw driver and stick it in the tube and push the black end out. tap it lighty and start increasing the tapping power it should come out.dont pry it off.

imthatguy1125 (author)scora082882009-02-10

i use my teeth or rama a stick down the tube

kalika23 (author)gatorfan942007-12-18

yes there is... you can use the end of the pen (the little black part) to load into one end of the pen and the other end needs to be tissue or paper or w/e just make sure that the end of the pen thing isnt in all the way only about half way (if its in all the way it wont work but if its in half way) and it should give a sharp crack and fire it hurts really bad like an airsoft gun

Colonel88 (author)kalika232009-09-30

Those bottom things arel ike impossible to take off.I think that the manufacturers make it unremovable.They dont make em like they used to... (Lol im like 12 years old always wanted to say that)

dodo91 (author)Colonel882011-06-03

just use pliers....

fishermanfo (author)Colonel882009-11-21

us pliers or take the front of the pen off stick i chopstick through the tube and press really hard and the bottom thing will come out

kalika23 (author)kalika232007-12-18

sry for double posting but i thought of something else.. if you really want to hurt someone take a sewing needle and cut it about the size of two small erasers and then shove it through an eraser (the ones you get out of pencils) and it should look something like a thumb tack and that should hurt a bit.

ol987986 (author)gatorfan942009-10-30


bylerfamily (author)gatorfan942009-02-09

Airsoft BBs.

yeah well those are made for shooting so you should only use there not anything more dangerous

bylerfamily (author)gatorfan942009-02-09

Needles stuck through the regular paper wad.Dipped in tranquilizer and shot at someone...

haydes (author)2009-06-04

i wish you could fire something with a point in a pen shooter

dodo91 (author)haydes2011-06-03

You can. Make a blow dart with a shoelace end, undo the shoelace into the small fibers, and push a pin throught the lace and through the aglet (plastic tip). put in the dart with a spitball behind it, and load it... then put the other spitball in and fire! Hope you understand.... I had a hard time figuring out how to word it.

dodo91 (author)2011-06-03

I feel like adding a BB in in front of the tissue paper....

Plo Koon (author)2011-04-25

me try it ;)

Plo Koon (author)2011-04-25

it can b cappy, right?

Plo Koon (author)2011-04-25

U ROCK!!!!!!!

Plo Koon (author)2011-04-25


Tadashi98 (author)2011-01-22

awsome game

Air_Assassin (author)2010-12-18

R u chinese

Tape-structable (author)2010-08-11

My parents did this as kids, instead of a pen tube, they used bamboo, for all the parts. I made one now, using your pen idea, and instead of tape, I used the matching pen cap, so its pretty convenient to shoot around and hide.

giuliano315 (author)2009-10-03

lol really works 2

firefighter1333 (author)2009-08-30

ma neighboor teached me this when i was younger only than with pvc pipes and nuts from trees, he ones hit me by excident: like getting hit by a paintball gun OUTCH!

Pyro Fiend (author)2009-06-05

sht. AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

poptart432 (author)2009-05-30

can i use something else but chopsticks

Kidz_Creator (author)2009-04-21

This looks cool...i wish i hadn't used up all the pens like this in my house for the really simple pen gun...

geeklord (author)2008-02-01

i made somethin like this, but i taped a rubber band to the end of the stick and to the front of the pen tube, so you could pull it back and shoot anything that fit in the pen tube.

sharlston (author)geeklord2009-03-27

thats just a spear gun

imthatguy1125 (author)2008-10-29

I have done this and could make it shoot a least 25 feet

Hahaha.Mine shoots further than yours.I use the chopstick wrapped in tape instead of 2 balls.

i tryed this but i had to keep replacing the tape so i gave up try usein twoo micro 0 rings

Yeah I have to keep replacing the tape to.

bylerfamily (author)2009-02-09

This is awesome!Its favorited and rated.I made it except I got tired of loading 2 bullets.So I wrapped masking tape around the front of the chopstick until it was airtight in the pen.That worked just as well and was faster to load.Again,GREAT INSTRUCTABLE!

jtmax24 (author)2009-01-04

love it... but thank goodness I'm not in your school cause I don't feel like getting hit with spitballs.

kaos863 (author)2008-12-30

lol it says saftey assiciation on a pen gun!

crazy monkey (author)2008-02-08

how big should the tissue ball be?

It depends on your pen but for maximum distance it must be super tight

josefu0 (author)2008-09-01

how about using a saw

dunnos (author)2008-08-14

im going to do this with my 12v compressor :P

timekiller (author)2008-05-22

this is sweet i used kalika23's bullet idea and damn it hurts

sasukesun4 (author)2008-03-25

I'm doesn't even shoot you must have an air pump for a basket ball of something

iamaspy (author)2008-03-12

yo this thing doesn't soot too far. the pressure got my chopstick stuck.

crazy monkey (author)2008-02-11

if you dont have chopsticks :
just use the rod to push the tissue down
i tried it and it works well though not as good as the chopstick one

Mintyhippo (author)2007-11-19

thats pretty cool +1

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