Here are the parts you will need for the gun:

  • Two long blue Tinker Toy rods
  • Three rubber bands
  • One Nerf dart
  • One clothespin

The second picture is the finished product.

Step 1: Step 1: Make Barrel

Take two rubber bands and connect the two blue rods so that the slots on the ends of the rods make one straight line.

Step 2: Step 2: Attach Trigger

Take the clothespin, and open it, and slide it on to one of the rubber bands on the barrel as shown.

Step 3: Step 3: Add Launching System

Slip the last (and most powerful) rubber band into the slot opposite the trigger (clothespin).

Step 4: Step 4: Fire!

To load, open the clothespin, pull back the launching rubber band, and put the end of the launching rubber band into the clothespin. You must then put a Nerf dart onto the barrel as shown in the second picture. Push the legs of the clothespin together to fire. Do not fire at eyes or face.

<p>does this work with knex rods?</p>
Really cool! The propulsion used on this is similar to the crossbolt!
<p>It is? I have the crossbolt...</p>
<p>You're welcome.</p>
<p>Really cool idea! Thanks for sharing! </p>

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