Introduction: Bottle Cap Crossbow

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This is a cool little toy to play with in school.

Step 1: Supplies

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- A Pair of Needle nose Pliers
- 2 Paper clips
- A Bottle Cap
- A Rubber Band
- A Needle

Step 2: The Bottle Cap

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On the top of the bottle cap draw these dots. These will later be the holes where the paper clip pieces will go through.

Step 3: Makeing the Holes

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Take the needle and stick it through all 4 holes. Then take the other paper clip and use the end to make the holes bigger.

Step 4: The Paper Clips

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Take one of the big paper clips clips and unfold it. then cut it like so. Take the big half and bend it evenly into a u shape. Then take the little end and trim the ends even to about a 1/2 inch long.
Now to make the trigger, take the scrap or a new paper clip and bent the tip down. Go a little ways back and bend a small hole.
Now leave about a 1/2 an inch at the end and cut off the excess.

Step 5: Asembly

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Take the big u shaped paper clip and stick the ends through the bottom of the top 2 holes on the bottle cap. Push it all the way through making sure the ends are even. Next take the needle nose pliers and bend a small down ward loop on the 2 points. Now take the small u and stick the the trigger loop in it make sure the hook is pointing down. Stick the two ends through the 2 holes on the bottle cap that are close together from the top. Flip the cap up side down and bent the tips outward.

Step 6: The Rubber Band

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This is probably one of the hardest part in the whole project. Break the rubber band and stick it in the two small loops. Bend them over tightly. Now loop one end through the bottom of the big loop. Stretch the rubber band tight and tie it off.

Step 7: Fun Time

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Pull the rubber band back and hook it on the trigger. Put a bead or small ball of paper in fornt and pull down the trigger. BULLSEYE !


Emperor Towhid (author)2014-10-29

Um nice idea

paper kotik (author)2014-03-29


LilPurpleCow (author)2009-04-10

The pics are too blurry!

AustenQn (author)2009-04-09

I modifyd it ans shot throu cardboard

runthunter246 (author)2009-03-20

too many pictures

a918bmxr (author)2008-08-23

this thing is awesome :-o !!

gonzoman73 (author)2008-02-02

hmm...i geuss ill try, it looks kinda hard and confusing...

Haza (author)2008-01-30

cool looks gd!

PocketSized (author)2007-12-21

I've made an Instructable that is similar in design to yours, called The Office Booby Trap.
I don't know if you wanted to check it out for ideas?, but feel free.

Charger_06 (author)PocketSized2007-12-22

srry i didnt mean to coppy your idea i didnt know that this one exsisted

PocketSized (author)Charger_062007-12-22

no don't worry about it =]

Charger_06 (author)PocketSized2007-12-23

k : )

Charger_06 (author)2007-12-21

jtobako the trigger is covered in step 4

jtobako (author)2007-12-19

Which step covers making the trigger?

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