I was given a Nerf Maverick that didn't work so it seemed like a perfect opportunity to try painting it up.
these instructions for taking it apart, and though I probably could have continued following instructions to make it work again, my main goal was making it look different. (The trick is to take out all the screws. If it still doesn't come apart, look for more screws.)
My favorite online examples have things added to them.
Etsy. I love the flashlight addition.
Then, when crafts are complete we hit the "what do I do with it" stage. Mine has become a kids toy. The pop, when the trigger is pulled, is extra loud now so it's actually perfect for a play weapon. But I think I'm going to try keeping them functional when I paint them up in the future.
No, even though I don't know what to do with this one, it is not the end of this particular insanity. I will paint again in the future.