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Quick and Easy DIY Nerf Gun Target Game

June 26, 2018

We’ve had Nerf Guns floating around our house for ages now. Being the childish ‘adult’ that I am, I actually bought me and my boyfriend some when we first started dating. We used to run around the house trying to shoot each other. True love, that! At the time, Luke was only 2 so although he was interested in the guns, he wasn’t able to use them properly.

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Fast forward a few years and we have acquired even more Nerf Guns. In fact, we now how quite the collection that we just don’t know where to keep them! Storage is tight what with Baby Number 2 on the way so at the moment they’re hidden on top of a wardrobe where Luke can’t reach them!

DIY Nerf Gun Target Game

Luke’s just started to get the hang of loading and cocking the Nerf Guns, which means he’s a lot keener to play with them now. What with being 9 months pregnant and Mikey being at work 12 hours a day, I decided I needed to put something together so that he could play by himself, as I definitely don’t have the energy to chase him any more.

How To Make DIY Nerf Gun Target Game

Luke’s four, nearly five, so I have kept things really simple for him.

I grabbed a big cardboard box and cut the top off, as well as cutting some shapes into the front using a knife. I let him choose which shapes he wanted and we talked about how many points each target hole should be worth. I marked up the points using a marker pen and then sent him to the other side of the room with a loaded Nerf Gun. Simple!

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How To Play

This is a really easy game for kids to play! Simply load up your gun, aim and fire.

During the game, Luke’s aiming improved significantly as he worked out how high to aim the Nerf Gun and worked his way around the targets. We also wrote down his scores each time he got a bullet through a hole and together we worked on adding the scores up to find out his total. He was pretty pleased to watch his total go up.

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Other Ways To Play

For older children, you could set them a target score to reach or perhaps see how many points they could score within a set time limit.

You could also experiment with different shaped and different sized holes, as well as using different varieties of Nerf Guns.

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  • Emma

    June 27, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    What a fun idea! My children would love this too! I keep trying to make a nerf target that flips back when it’s hit, but haven’t managed it yet.

  • Samantha Donnelly

    June 27, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    What a great idea, will have to remember this for when my grandchildren are older, there is endless fun to be had with a cardboard box x

  • Rachel

    June 27, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Isn’t it amazing how much fun you can have with a cardboard box? I love this idea x

  • LaaLaa

    June 27, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    That’s a really good game, something that can be played inside and outside. Creative and who doesn’t love a nerf gun lol

  • Penny Golightly

    June 27, 2018 at 8:35 pm

    What a cute idea, and it’s all recyclable at the end after he’s finished playing with it too.

  • Yeah Lifestyle

    June 27, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    This is such a fun idea to keep the little one busy for an afternoon. Its so easy to make and creative at the same time too x

  • Michelle Murray

    June 28, 2018 at 5:03 am

    Love this! We love having Nerf Wars in our house – You end up finding bullets for weeks afterwards

  • Rhian westbury

    June 28, 2018 at 5:11 am

    This is a cute little game, a good way to keep the little one busy x

  • Francesca Jacklin

    June 28, 2018 at 6:27 am

    Our grandsons have quite a few Nerf Guns and love playing with them so I may have to make some targets for them. We’ve also decided to do a Nerf Gun shooting alley at our village fete this year.

  • Jem

    June 28, 2018 at 8:35 am

    I love how easy and simple this is to set up. It looks like so much fun!

  • Kara

    June 30, 2018 at 8:24 am

    Mine love Nerf guns and this is a lovely idea. Another good one is plastic cups – we paint faces on them and then arrange them on a table

  • Mudpiefridays

    June 30, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    This is a great idea. We have s couple of nerf guns at home and they are a much loved toy. I am sure this would also be a real hit. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Kimhak

    July 23, 2019 at 8:14 am

    What a great idea no need to speed more money for the nerf target. thanks for share this great idea.
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