Mandalorian Blaster Pistol DIY (cardboard) Star Wars, Cheap Build

There are a lot of 3D printed Mandalorian blaster tutorials out there, but for those of us who can’t afford a 3D printer, I’ll show you how make one out of plain old cardboard in this tutorial. Had a few requests for Mandalorian related tutorials, from The Cosplayer Noob J, John, Klevin87658, Farstar2769, and SlayerX Plays, so this is the blaster pistol tutorial.

This is definitely not an exact replica (because, ya know, it’s cardboard and I needed to simplify it ūüėČ ). But it is a nice, cheap way to make the Mandalorian blaster pistol. I took out a few of the details, but you can always to add them to your build if you want them, with more cardboard, or maybe a little puffy paint.

Also the grips weren’t quite so “wood-grain,” but I had some of that duct tape left over from another project, and I thought it’d be more fun than just painting the grips plain brown.

Blaster template (available free in my patterns vault:
Utility knife
Hot glue
Dowel (or rolled up cardstock)
Scrap pieces of craft foam
Various beads and snaps
2 twisties
White school glue ( and Foam brush (
Black Metallic paint (
Metallic silver paint (
Brown paint or wood-grain duct tape (
Paint brush


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