Introduction: Origami Nunchaku
Today i'm posting an instructable on making a 100% paper Nunchaku.
What you will need is :
- Lots of A4 papers.(used or unused , doesn't matter)
- Paper cutter\Craft blade
Step 1: The Base
First we need an a4 paper to be rolled tightly from a corner of the paper.
It will need some practice to be done properly, but its fairly easily.
When it has been properly rolled, apply tape to hold it.
If done properly, it will look something like a paper stick.
Step 2: The Handle (part 1)
Take the stick from the previous step and place it on another a4 paper
Roll the paper on the stick with medium tightness and roll to the end.
Hold it so that it doesn't unroll.
Apply tape to keep it rolled.
take the stick out.
apply tape on the corners of the roll.
Step 3: The Handle (part 2)
Like we did with the stick, do the same here.
keep the roll in the core of another a4 paper.
tape the paper horizontally aligned with the roll. (it'll be easier to roll_)
roll the paper to the other end tightly with the 1st roll in the core.
tightly tape the ends of the roll.
seal all the edges, corners, etc. in place with tape.
this completes your first handle
make another handle...(-_-)
Step 4: Mini Sticks.
take an a4 paper. fold it in half like shown
cut/tear the paper.
make squares out of the paper.
roll the squares and apply tape to make sticks.
you will have 2 sticks
Step 5: Rings of the Handles.
flatten the mini sticks of step 4
fold it along your index finger and make an 'u' as shown
twist the ends of the 'u' and apply glue. it'll look like a corkscrew.
insert the "corkscrew" into a handle and let it dry
apply glue on the base of the protruding ring of the handle to fix it .
Let it dry
do the same on the second handle too.
Step 6: Ring Sticks
take an a4 paper. cut in half as shown.
fold the paper to make squares.
cut the squares out.
make 9 such squares.
make sticks out of the squares.
so now we have 9 sticks for our Nunchaku chain
Step 7: The 1st Link of the Chain
flatten a stick of the previous step
fold the stick along the index and middle fingers
complete the ring and glue it in shape.
Step 8: Continuing the Chain
insert a flattened stick from step 6 as shown.
make a ring and tape/glue in shape.(do both for more firmness)
complete a chain of three links.(mini chain)
Make 2 of these
Step 9: Completing the Chain
take a handle
insert the flattened sticks in the handle ring and the mini chain( of step 8)
complete the ring making a complete chain of 6-7 links.
do the same till you complete the chain and add it to the handle.
Step 10: The End
Well... You have a paper nunchaku with you.
Hope you enjoyed it.
ps: I'm open to suggestions for improving my future instructables.
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Question 3 years ago
Is there a way to make it so that the rods are stronger and won't crumble after being grabbed too hard?
7 years ago
that really worked but my chains are two big
Reply 7 years ago
Try making the rings smaller.(step 6)
7 years ago
Awesome! You should try making the handle from brown card and the chain from grey/silver to make it look more realistic.
Reply 7 years ago on Introduction
Thanks! I'll try it and post a pic :D
7 years ago on Introduction
That is a fun paper craft