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HOW TO MAKE A NERF TARGET CAKE TOPPER

September 01, 2019
HOW TO MAKE A NERF TARGET CAKE TOPPER

The epic way to top your NERF cake with Poppies For Grace

If our latest editorial has given you and your kids NERF fan fever, it’s time to begin planning your very own NERF party.

What’s the one thing every NERF superfan will be expecting? A super cool cake … featuring its own dart targets!

See how easy it is to create NERF target cake toppers with Poppies For Grace in this DIY video, or follow our simple step-by-step guide below!

What you will need:

Cardboard tube

Grey lead pencil

Double-sided tape

Scissors

Orange coloured crepe paper

Shiny silver cardboard

Target print-out

How to make a DIY NERF dart target cake topper

Step 1: Cut down your cardboard tube to be the correct height for a barrel target.

Step 2: Trace around the circumference of the cardboard tube with grey lead pencil onto the silver cardboard, shiny side down.

How to make a DIY NERF dart target cake topper

Step 3: Cut out a circle, leaving at least half a cm of bleed around your tracing.

How to make a DIY NERF dart target cake topper

Step 4: Cut a fringe around the circle, to the pencil line. This makes tabs to attach to your cardboard tube.

Step 5: Attach to the top of the tube using double-sided tape.

How to make a DIY NERF dart target cake topper

Step 6: Cover tabs with another piece of double-sided tape.

How to make a DIY NERF dart target cake topper

Step 7: Run lengths of double-sided tape down the tube. Cover in orange crepe paper, to ensure the cardboard tube does not show through.

How to make a DIY NERF dart target cake topper

Step 8: Cut a long 1cm strip of crepe paper and fold over a few times. Taking scissors, cut along the edge to make fringing. Unravel!

How to make a DIY NERF dart target cake topper

Step 9: Starting at the base of the tube, wrap the crepe paper fringing around the barrel until you have reached the top of the tube.

How to make a DIY NERF dart target cake topper

Step 10: Cut out your target print-out and stick onto the fringed barrel using double-sided tape. Voila!

How to make a DIY NERF dart target cake topper

How to make a DIY NERF dart target cake topper

Stay tuned to The EDIT over the coming weeks to be inspired by our series of NERF party DIY videos.

Want to recreate the full NERF party experience at home? Head to Big W now for everything you need to blast your way to extreme fun on the big day!

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