Introduction: Paper Cannon
This instructable explains how to make a paper cannon with daily use objets
Step 1: Material
To make the cannon you need :
- 5 Sheets of paper
- 1 Match box
- 3 Plastic bottle caps
- 1 Small string
- 1 Wood stick
- 1 Wine cork
- 1 pencil
Step 2: Roll the Paper
Cut paper sheet in half vertically.
Roll the 10 half sheets of paper around the pencil. It is easier to roll them one by one the all at once.
Glue the last sheet of paper and remove the pencil.
Fill one side of the tube with paper and glue it.
Step 3: Wheels
Make a hole in the two bottle cap using the drill.
Put the wood stick in the hole and glue it.
Glue the wheels on the paper tube.
Step 4: Wick
Crush the extremity of some matches to get sulfur powder
Put the powder in a bottle cap, add some water and put the string.
Let dry the string. Your wick is ready.
Drill the extremity of the paper tube and fill it with the wick.
Step 5: Projectile
You can use any kind of projectile.
My favourites are cork wine, matches and screws.
Step 6: Cannon Powder
Cannon powder is made with sulfur from matches.
The thinnest is the powder, the better.
Step 7: FIRE
Fire the wick and wait for the explosion :)
Step 8: Video
Watch the result in video.
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Paper Contest 2018
Question 2 years ago on Step 8
what can i do to make the cannon bigger
Answer 23 days ago
You could use paper still but make it looser around the paper.
Question 3 years ago on Step 4
can i use a thread instead of a string
Answer 3 years ago
Yes it should work
5 years ago
This is a great 'toy' if only we had known about it as a teen...