Mini Paper Cannon Prototype

Step 1: The Barrel.

Take a sheet of paper and fold it In half long ways. Make a sharp crease and cut.
Do this agian with the same piece of roll the paper into a tight tube and tape it or hot glue it in place. Next take a brass fastener and cut off the pegs halfway. Put a dab of hot glue on one end of the tube and insert the fastener.

Step 2: The Base.

Take a paper clip and bend it into a square. It may take a few minutes to get a good square.
Next place it on a price of the exes paper from before and put a genorus amount of hot glue in the middle of the metal square. Next fold the paper over on top of the paper clip and smooth it out.when it cools cut out the square. Now ake two paper binders and remove the handles. And glue them to the square.

Step 3: Support Frame

Cut two one inch long peices from a paper clip and glue them to the base.

Step 4: Complete

Glue the barrel to the support frame and let cool. Finally Poke a small hole for the fuse in the cannon with a needle or small nail.

Step 5: WARNIG!

Do not misuse!

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3 Discussions


5 years ago

This worked ! Pretty awesome project, keep it up!


5 years ago

The projectile traveled 50 feet before hitting a fence. I will be doing some more experiments to find out exactly how far.