How to Make Five Wacky Nerf Gun Targets with Stands


These wacky printable Nerf gun targets with stands will give your kids something to aim at… other than you!

Let’s take a closer look at the different targets…

Printable Paper Nerf gun target on standss
Five crazy contaptions...
Printable Paper Nerf gun target on stands
...with scores and stands!

Step by Step Guide

To download the printable targets just sign-up below, they’ll still need to coloured-in but that’s nice and easy!

How to make Five Printable Paper Nerf Gun Targets: Step 1-2

Step 1: Print the targets onto A4 card (210gsm) and colour them in.

Step 2: If you can only print onto paper, mount the paper onto card using glue or spray mount. Once you’ve done that, cut around the targets using scissors.

How to make Five Printable Paper Nerf Gun Targets: Step 3-4

Step 3: Contsruct the stands by bending thick wire (1.5 mm +) using pliers and your hands, use the illustration above for visual reference.

Step 4: Attach the reverse side of the paper targets onto the stands using sticky tape. If necessary, adjust the wire to ensure the targets are stable.

How to make Five Printable Paper Nerf Gun Targets: Step 5-7

If fiddling with wire is not your idea of fun, here’s an alternative way to make the stands using toilet roll tubes!

Step 5: Take a toilet roll tube and cut a slit 3/4 of the way down one side (A). Next, cut a short horizontal slit at the base of the first cut (B).

Step 6: Fold the two ‘flaps’ inwards and flatten them.

Step 7: Finally, attach the paper target onto the recessed area using tape or glue.

That’s it, now you can start shooting at them!

Make ‘em & Shoot ‘em Activity

This project is perfect for children’s parties

Make ‘em’

First, pre-prepare the materials… possibly pre-cutting the stands.

During the party get the kids to colour-in their targets, cut them out, and glue them onto the stands.

Shoot ‘em’

Then, one at a time, let each child set-up their targets on a table (or the floor) a set distance away… around 6-10 ft.

Next, let them shoot at their targets until they have knocked them ALL over, reloading if necessary… but keep track of the total 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!

Materials List

  1. Wire (1.5mm thick)
  2. Pliers
  3. Sticky tape
  4. Paper glue or spray mount
  5. Colouring pens
  6. 5 toilet rolls

Creative Takeaway

Making something to enhance an existing game or toy is a fun creative challenge… are there other games your kids play that you could add too, or improve?

Written and created by

Life-long maker of who also loves to draw. Author of two books.

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