How to Make 5 Nerf Gun Targets Every Kid Will Love

These five cool Nerf gun target ideas will give your kids something to aim at, other than each other, the dog, your neighbour… and you!

They are also a great way to conserve bullets, they get lost pretty quickly when the kids run around the garden shooting each other.

I’ve provided a link to printable artwork below, as well as a suggestion for a Nerf gun party activity.

1) Penny Farthing Bomber: 50pts

Printable Paper Nerf gun target: penny farthing bomber

2) Sneaky Trash Can Squirter: 30pts

Printable Paper Nerf gun target: trash can squirter

3) Hydraulic Stilt Stomper: 11pts

Printable Paper Nerf gun target: hydraulic stilt stomper

4) Chainsaw Tree Stalker: 40pts

Printable Paper Nerf gun target: chainsaw wielding tree stalker

5) Bathtub Copter: 5pts

Printable Paper Nerf gun target: bath tub copter

How to make your own paper nerf gun targets

It’s an easy project to make, just print out the artwork and follow the instructions. You’ll notice I’ve suggested two ways you can make a stand, one with wire, the other using a toilet roll tube - feel free to make use of the materials you have lying around.

Download printable Nerf gun target artwork

How to make Five Printable Paper Nerf Gun Targets: illustrated guide
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What you'l need

Wire (1.5mm thick), pliers, sticky tape, glue or spray mount and colouring pens. If you don't have wire, use 5 toilet rolls and follow the alternate intsructions for making a stand.

Step 1

Print the targets onto A4 card and then colour them in. If you can only print onto paper, mount the paper onto card using glue or spray mount.

Step 2

Make stands by bending wire (1.5 mm thick) with pliers - use the illustration for reference.

Step 3

Cut-out the targets and use sticky tape to attach them to the stands.

Alternate stand idea

Step 4

If you don’t want to bend wire, try using an old toilet roll. Cut a slit 3/4 of the way down one side. Cut a horizontal slit, at the base of the first slit, then fold back the flaps and flatten them. Attach the paper target into the recessed area using sticky tape or glue.

Nerf gun party activity

This project is perfect for children’s parties. Just pre-prepare the materials and get the kids to colour in their targets before assembling them. Then, one at a time, let each child set them up on a table (or the floor) a set distance away, around 6-10 ft. Let them shoot at their targets until they have hit them all over (reloading if necessary) – but keep track of the number of shots, the winner is the child that uses the least number of bullets. If there is a tie, organise a deciding shoot-off!

Left illustration
Right illustration