How to make a sword out of paper

Fold the blank in half again, so you have a thin strip.

  1. Cover all of the inside of the strip of paper with glue.
  2. Place around the front of the blade.
  3. Smooth over, and fuse to the sword, forming the edge of the blade.
  4. Cut a piece of paper in half along the horizontal line.
  5. Fold and glue.
  6. Fold and glue again.

Also, how do you make cool things out of paper? If you’ve always wanted to make a thing out of paper, just follow these steps CAREFULLY and you should end up with a paper thing.

  1. Start with a fresh sheet of 8 1/2 by 11 inch paper.
  2. Fold the paper in half.
  3. Fold one corner in toward the center fold.
  4. Fold the opposite corner in toward the center fold.

Also to know, how do you make a car out of paper?


  1. Make a crease in the middle of the origami paper.
  2. Fold the top and bottom edges of the paper by 1/3.
  3. Fold the corner of the top flap up until it goes past the folded edge.
  4. Fold the other corners in a similar way.
  5. Fold the tips of the corners to make them more wheel-like.

How do you draw a sword?

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Sword Add a smaller rectangle to its right end. Add another small rectangle. Draw a V-shape at the tip of the sword and long line that runs down the middle of the blade. Add a curve to the cross guard and another one to the end of the hilt.

Introduction: Paper Sword and Shield

How to make a sword out of paper

How to make a sword out of paper

How to make a sword out of paper

This Instructable will show you how to make a sword and shield out of paper.

Step 1: The Sheild

You will need a piece of paper.

Step 2: Fold #1

First, fold the paper in half “hot dog style” (longways) and then unfold it.

Step 3: Fold #2

Next, fold all the corners in to the crease.

Step 4: Fold #3

Next, fold the sides in to the crease.

Step 5: Fold #4

Step 6: “m” Fold

Fold the paper in an “m” shape, as shown.

Step 7: Close and Tape

Close the fold and tape it. I used electrical tape so you can see it.

Step 8: The Shield Is Finished.

Your shield is finished! Now for the sword!

Step 9: The Sword-fold #1

You need two more pieces of paper. Fold them in half longways again.

Step 10: Fold #2

Fold them in half again.

Step 11: Fold #3

Step 12: Two

You should do this for both pieces of paper.

Step 13: Fold #4

Fold one piece across as shown.

Step 14: Fold #5

Fold part of it back across, as shown.

Step 15: Cut

Cut the top of the piece at an angle.

Step 16: Add

Add the two pieces together as shown and tape. You now have a sword!

Step 17: Done.

You now have a paper sword and shield! Enjoy.

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How to make a sword out of paper

how do you do this this is inposible

How to make a sword out of paper

i made one an its very cool. a little different

How to make a sword out of paper

Is this supposed to be for action figures?

How to make a sword out of paper

Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

This can be used for anything you want it to be used for!

How to make a sword out of paper

Haha cool 😛 surprised im the first commenter

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Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

XD I honestly think 80% of all my Instructables before #50 are not very good. I only recently got good (IMO) at it. I’m surprised there was a comment.

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You need ADVERTISEMENT! I could walk around with a sign with the URL of your page written down if you like lol

How to make a sword out of paper

Learning how to make a paper sword is easy enough. There are several options for you to make. In fact, you may just want to get creative yourself and create your own origami swords.

Learning How to Make a Paper Sword

You can make paper swords using origami techniques. In origami, you do not cut the paper, nor is it taped or glued in place. The only way to get the sword design to look appropriate is to fold it properly. To fold this type of paper sword, follow the steps below. This creates a basic origami sword.

  1. Start by selecting the right type of paper. For this paper sword, you will need a piece of paper that is twice as long as it is wide. A good place to start is with a piece of paper that is eight inches by four inches in length.
  2. Fold the paper in half lengthwise. This needs to be a valley fold. This means that the angle of the fold is pointing inward. Simply place the paper on the table with the short side near you. Take the left side of the paper and fold over to match with the edge of the right side and unfold.
  3. Fold the left edge of the paper in to meet the centerfold you created in the previous step. Then, repeat the process using the right side of the paper.
  4. Perform an accordion fold. To do this, fold the top edge (short side) down about a quarter of the way. Then, fold the quarter section down again. This should create a half inch pleated fold when complete. You should have three different sized lengths now.
  5. Turn the paper so that the split side is facing you. Then, pull the edges of the smallest section of folded paper towards the center. You will need to perform a squash fold (where you press the paper into the shape), which will wrap and crease the top section. Repeat this process on the other side.
  6. Next, focus on the long section. Open up the folds and then turn the left edge down along the center seam of the paper. Do this again on the ridge edge. This step helps to create the point of the origami sword. When you finish, it should look like an arrow.
  7. Fold the two outside flaps back into place, so that the meet in at the centerline.
  8. Now, work on the other end, which is the hilt of the sword. Fold the section with the two triangle folds up towards the tip of the sword. When making this fold, ensure that the fold is about the same size as the original small fold you created.
  9. Now perform this fold again, just in the reverse direction. The split portion of the blade should be facing up.
  10. To narrow down the blade of the sword, simply repeat the process used to create the hilt. To do this, draw in the two small pockets on each side of the small fold toward the center. You will need to reduce the width of the sword’s blade down, all the way to the tip. This completes the origami sword.

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Other Paper Swords

How to make a sword out of paper

If you are not necessarily looking for an origami sword, but would like to create some interesting and dynamic swords, consider following the directions contained in any of these website links.

  • Try a video of how to make a paper sword out of newspaper.
  • Try making a paper ninja sword.
  • This paper sword uses a bit of a different approach. The result is a sword that is more durable than other paper swords.

Perhaps you would like to make your own sword. You can learn how to make a paper sword using this paper sword template video and then create the style and type of sword that works for you. This template is customizable to fit your own unique creations.

Introduction: How to Make a Sturdy Sword Model

Making a real sword is pretty cool, but the tools are too dangerous and the materials cost too much. You can make a fragile, floppy sword out of paper, cardboard, and tape, but why do that, when you can make one that can withstand your violent personality?

Here’s what you need

  • Cardstock Paper (110 lbs is preferable, but any other weight works)
  • Liquid Glue (Elmer’s Glue works well and is cheap!)
  • Exacto knife
  • Cutting board (You don’t want to mess up your table)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Popsicle Sticks
  • Binder Clips

Step 1: Hardening the Paper

The base of the sword consists of layers of hardened paper. Fold the card-stock paper hot dog style. Unfold and drizzle the regular glue on the inside of the card-stock paper. Using a brush or a small piece of paper, spread the glue evenly across the inside of the paper. Refold the paper and put under a weight. Repeat this process until you have the desired amount of materials. It will take a day to fully dry. If the papers are left to dry without any weight on, it will cause the paper to curve.

DISCLAIMER: It is better to make all the hardened papers needed for future steps in the beginning (I used around 17 for this sword) . Read through all the steps before starting the project.

Step 2: Creating the Base of the Sword

Layer the hardened paper like layers of bricks. This should result in an intersecting pattern, where the paper above should cover the seam of the papers below. Using the previous step’s method, spread the glue on to the faces of the hardened paper and attach them together. You should end up with 4 layers, but if you have cardstock paper below 110 lbs, you should have around 5-6 layers. If you have cardstock paper above 110, use less layers. Depending on the template of the sword, you can make it as long as you want. Place the entire thing under a weight to completely flatten it.

CAUTION: you can make it as long as you want, but the sword becomes more fragile. Around 3 feet is when the structural integrity of the sword is questionable.

Step 3: The Shape

Choose the template of the sword you want and draw it on the base. Place the cutting board underneath the base and use the exacto knife to cut out the template. Remember to go slowly. You only have one chance to cut it out. You can leave excess space when cutting, then trim it afterwards if necessary.

Step 4: The Support

The popsicle sticks will act as the supporting brace of the sword. Hot glue the popsicle sticks along the middle or edge of the sword (Depends on the template). Layer them like bricks in that the joints are in the middle of the popsicle sticks above and below it. There should not be more than 4-5 layers for the handle and taper as you reach the end of the sword (By the time you get to tip of the sword, there should be one layer of popsicle stick). It is advisable to support the handle as well by placing the popsicle sticks horizontally. To secure the popsicle sticks even further, hot glue along the edges of the popsicle sticks. You can shape the popsicle sticks as you want with your exacto knife.

Step 5: The Cover

You’re almost there! The final step is to cover the entire base with a final layer of hardened paper. Cover one side of the hardened paper with glue and cover the base of the sword. An optional step is to cover the edges of the sword with hardened paper. Use binder clips and popsicle sticks to secure the edges of the blade. Continue until one side of the sword is covered. Cut off any excess paper with the knife. Repeat this process for the other side.

NOTE: If there are any curves on the sword, cut lines into the ends of the paper and fold them over. This prevents any overlaps when you are folding the paper over.

Step 6: You’re Done

Now that you are done with construction of the model, you have full liberty to decorate the model with any designs or color! As long as you don’t soak the paper with paint, you should be able to spray paint or brush on some colors. You can even glue on more layers to add depth and style to the blade or hilt. Go impress your friends or intimidate them. You’re choice.

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This looks good, and very sturdy too. Great project! : )

Introduction: Pirate Sword

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How to make a sword out of paper

Hey everybody Propchap here with my newest instuctable the Pirate Sword!

Let’s get started!

Step 1: Template.

I made a template of the blade on paper. here are the measurements I used: width:1 1/4 in, length:30 1/2 in.

Then I took the last 7 inches and narrowed down the middle 5 inches and drew a groove that go’s in a 1/4 inch.

Then I curved the end to make look like the tip of a real sword.

For the hand guard I took my hand and another piece of paper (a smaller piece) and wrapped it around my hand then cut a little longer. Then I rounded the ends to make it like a real hand guard.

Step 2: The Blade.

Trace the blade template onto plywood about 1 1/2 inch thick. Cut this out on a scroll saw or a band saw (the band saw works best for the strait parts and the scroll saw works best for the round parts).

Step 3: The Hand Guard.

Trace the hand guard template onto cardboard and cut it out. Then trace the end of the sword onto both ends and cut that out.

Step 4: Gluing It Together.

Put the hand guard on the blade and hot glue it there. It should look like the pictures.

Step 5: Strengthening the Hand Guard.

I took some steel wire and bent it so it fit in the side of the guard. Then I hot glued it in place. I did the same on the other side.

Step 6: The Paint Job.

I sprayed the whole thing with gray primer spray paint and let it dry. Then I sprayed the blade and hilt with silver. Next I sprayed the hand guard with black.

Step 7: The Handle Wrapping.

I wrapped the handle in brown/orange cloth, gluing it as I went. Then I cut out two skinny long strips of tan cloth and made an X pattern on the handle with it.

Step 8: Finish!

Now you have your own pirate sword! If you have any questions leave a comment below and if you like this instuctable please vote it for the wood contest.

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A katana is a Japanese Sword characterized by a curved, single-edged blade with a circular or squared guard and long grip to accommodate two hands. It was used by samurai in feudal Japan. Katana are traditionally made from a specialized Japanese steel but today I making a very simple and easy sword using PAPER. Paper sword is really very simple to make and you are sure to enjoy playing with it a lot. Do check it out.

How to make Japanese Katana at home

Material Required:

  • Paper -Newspaper, plain and coloured
  • Fevicol
  • Black Ribbon

Follow these easy step by step instructions:

Paper Sword DIY

Take a newspaper and make thin but tight rolls.
How to make a sword out of paper

Pasting the strips

Make 4 such newspaper strips and paste it together. Cut the uneven ends. One end should be cut slant. Cover the strips with white paper. Give the slant shape at one end.
How to make a sword out of paper

Use coloured paper, fold it and cut it through centre so as to insert it in the sword. Paste one more coloured paper to cover the handle of the sword as shown below.
How to make a sword out of paper

Use black ribbon to decorate the handle just like Samurai sword. Your paper Katana/ sword is ready to fight.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Yes I have made many other swords like Iron Man’s Hand Blade Sword , Hawk Eye Sword, Deadpool Katana and Holster. Do try out these amazing and easy to make swords as well.

The katana (also known as the samurai sword) originated in Japan’s Muromachi period (1392–1573). These curved blades are known worldwide for their elegance and craftsmanship. But if you can’t afford your own antique model you can create your own reproduction using junk you’ve probably already got in your garage.

5 sheets of cardboard, 4 inches by 30
Wood Glue
A paintbrush
A saw to cut out the Katana shape.
Sandpaper, medium grit.
Aluminum foil.
A roll of clear packing tape.
Black, blue and red electrical tape.
White glue.

1. Cut out six sheets of cardboard in 4 x 30 inch pieces, three pieces where the grain of the cardboard runs one way, three pieces where it runs the other way.

2. Take two pieces with opposing grains and apply wood glue to both, using a brush to spread it out. Repeat this process until you have the six sheets glued together.

3. Pile books or other heavy objects on top to weight the cardboard down and smooth it out. Leave it overnight.

4. The next day, draw the shape of the katana on the cardboard. Use this as a pattern when you cut out the katana.

5. Apply a layer of carpenter’s glue on the edges of the cardboard katana, covering the corrugations. Now again let the project sit overnight.

6. Now it’s finally time to decorate the katana. You can either use paint, or you can decorate it with aluminum foil and tape, using the clear packing tape to protect the foil.

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If your kids are as enthralled with the pixelated world of Minecraft as mine are then they will LOVE this DIY project and FREE printable. You also may want to check out our Printable Pixelated Pickaxe

How to make a sword out of paper

I’m more of a Mario Kart, Dr. Mario type of gamer but there is no question about the popularity of Mincraft today. I knew this craft was a hit when the fighting started over who got the first sword. It’s easy and can be modified to whatever items you have on hand.

Print out the free printable (you’ll need to print 2 copies if you want the image on both sides.

How to make a sword out of paper

Then cut out the sides where the two will meet together (I don’t cut out the whole thing just yet.

How to make a sword out of paper

Glue down to your support (cardboard, posterboard, cereal box…) we used foam board. Make sure to glue it down well paying attention to the edges so that all the “tips” are secure.

How to make a sword out of paper

Cut out with scissors, a box cutter or exacto knife depending on what will work best for your material.

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After your sword is completely cut out you’ll need to attach the other side. Cut out your 2nd copy completely and adhere to the back side.

How to make a sword out of paper

That’s it! You could color the edges in with black Sharpie and paint with a couple layers of Modge Podge to help it last a little longer.

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How many of you have Minecraft fans?

Download the free Gold Sword Printable HERE (apparently you’re not supposed to say the word “gold” so it’s called “a Budder Sword”? I have no idea lol!

All Sword Options – click on each name to download the PDF file.