Tiny Shooter




About: I have a knack for making functional miniatures. I don't use any specialized tools or materials for making these.
Shoots small bits of pencil tips/toothpicks and stuff  as ammo!

One can make this in <15 minutes with stuff around

Take safety precautions while making and using the same as it shoots really far the ammo

Step 1: In Action

Step 2: Materials

You will need the following

1. lollipop stick/tubing/ empty ball-point refill
2. paper clip
3. thin elastic rubber band
4. wire
5. pin

Needle nose plier  to shape and cut the wire

Step 3: Getting Started

Take the paper clip, open it and make the plunger  as shown

  Shape a piece of wire to make the gun end

Step 4: Mechanism

Cut the plunger using the pliers

Tie the elastic band to get a smaller rubber band

Cut the lollipop tube to half, making sure it is bigger than our plunger

Make a tiny hole in the area shown on the tube

For holding the trigger make a small loop in the gun end wire by rolling it around a paper pin

Step 5: Mechanism Contd.

Pass the rubber band in the plunger end

Make a trigger by rolling the wire with a loop in the center

Tie up the gun-end wire as shown

Step 6: Trigger Mechanism

Making the trigger mechanism is a bit tricky

Use a pin to hold the trigger in position as shown below

This trigger should be able to hold the plunger when the rubber band mechanism is pulled.

Step 7: Assembly

Take a bit of wire and securely tie to make kind of magazine

this will serve to hold the rubber mechanism in place

Assemble as indicated and pull to arm the shooter

Step 8: Finishing Touches

The trigger needs to be pressed in the aperture so as to hold the plunger when armed,

when pulled it can shoot your ammo

You can also use a tiny rubber band to press the trigger in place (not shown here)

Use your imagination and design other accessories like gun sights, handles etc.



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    28 Discussions

    What lollipop brand is that? And where did you get the elastic from? This is a very entertaining, time killing project. I love it! :)

    1 reply

    Not sure about the brand, any hollow tube, even from a refill can be used. The elastic was from a tag, you can use a good rubber-band instead, the ones that last a bit longer

    What lollipop brand is that? And where did you get the elastic from? This is a very entertaining, time killing project. I love it! :)


    6 years ago on Introduction

    You should enter this in the miniatures contest!


    6 years ago on Introduction

    ...did you use final fantasy 7 music in the video? :)

    thing 2

    7 years ago on Introduction

    I'm going to make my own, but a bit bigger, using a pen tube... It's more resourceful in my house than a lollipop stick.

    3 replies
    xinistromthing 2

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    I did that with a pen tube, but a different design, the pen tube soon broke, would recommend reinforcing the end that will take the rest of the force of the plunger

    mikroGaneshpie R []ed

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Even with a little mod, one can add a magazine to hold tiny pellets! on the top for more fun

    its just a rectangular box with losely held 'ammo" which loads itself by gravity, when fitted over the barrel top.

    Hope this helps as I am out of my home to post the same in action