Introduction: Cardboard Crossbow

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During a weekend, I had an awesome idea for a Halloween costume. It was a hunter dude that ran around stealing everyones candy. I had no idea how to make this costume, let alone finish it on time. I had ideas about hidden smoke bombs, and pen grappling hooks. When I sat down, I realized that all I had was cardboard, so I decided to make this cheap, yet powerful, cardboard crossbow.

Step 1: Tools and Materials

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I hope you have all of this stuff:

- scrap cardboard

- thick rubber band, somewhat short, but not to long.

- a bit of straw

- pen or pencil, for making marks

- scissors

- a hot glue gun

- hot glue stick

Step 2: Plug in Hot Glue Gun

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I didn't do this right away, so I had to wait a couple minutes.

Step 3: Drawing and Cutting

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Draw a somewhat looking crossbow on the cardboard, then cut it out. Mine was a bit long, so I had to trim.

Step 4: Cutting, Part 2

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Next, take some of that left over cardboard, and make it kinda short and pointy.

Step 5: Gluing

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Take the pointy thing, this will be the handle, and glue it on the bottom side of the crossbow thingy.

Step 6: The Straw

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Now, we cut the straw in half (mine was scrap, so you may have to make it small first).

Step 7: Glue the Straw

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Take one piece of the straw, and glue it on the top side, like so. Take the other one and glue it across from the other one.

Step 8: Rubber Band

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Take the rubber band and rap it around the handle, and put it so its above the straw.

Step 9: Cardboard

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Glue a piece of cardboard like so, then glue another piece of cardboard on top of that cardboard, so theres a notch around the rubber band.

Step 10: Done

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To launch, put something in between the straw, draw back the rubber band and let go. Yay! You did it. If you don't get something, please tell me, I well try to help you. Thank you for making this Instructable, it helps me, somehow.

Comments

Perithyst (author)2015-10-31

About how big is the completed project?

Buckfoot (author)Perithyst2015-11-01

Um, about the size of a pen

MsSweetSatisfaction (author)2014-10-05

Awesome use of cardboard! Looks like it'd be pretty fun! Thanks for sharing!

Thanks for the comment!

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