22-toycannon

This article appeared in Make: Vol. 40.

This article appeared in Make: Vol. 40.

Most little boys play war, but you can’t get your hands on the really cool toys until you’re an adult. So I wanted to bridge that gap a little by making a toy cannon. This was a quick model made with very little planning, but by taking your time on the details I imagine you could easily make a better version.

WARNING: Take all necessary precautions and wear safety equipment during this build. Be careful when handling party poppers, as they do contain explosives, and never fire at anyone.

Video of the cannon in action: