Picture of How To Enter Klutz Rubber Band-Powered Contest
Rubber bands are awesome - just stretch them out or twist them up, and you can power all manner of lightweight creations!

We've teamed up with Klutz Books to help stretch your imagination. Harness the power of rubber bands to build something really cool, and share your project on Instructables for the chance to win some great Klutz books and Instructables gear!

We're looking for fun, kid-friendly projects you can do in an afternoon or weekend using materials that are cheap and easy to find. Recycled household items are perfect for this! All types of rubber band-powered entries are eligible, with one exception: no weapons of any kind.

We'll be giving away 3 First Prizes (two selected by user votes, and one Judge's Choice) as well as a Special Flying Contraption Prize and awards for 10 Runners-up.

So look around, find some rubber bands and a co-pilot, and get to work building something awesome!

Bonus:All contest entries will be considered for inclusion in future Klutz books. If Klutz editors pick your project, you'll be credited in the book, and awarded a great set of Klutz books!


First Prize (3 winners) and a special Judge's Choice Award (1 winner) will go to the best Flying Contraption!
Five Klutz Books of your choice, plus an Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers!

Runner Up
An Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.

Open to enter: March 19, 2009 12:01 AM PST
Deadline for entries: April 19, 2009 11:59 PM PST

View Contest now!
kylekosan234 years ago
my office sling shot hurts!
dodo916 years ago
all my entries are completly weapon free: mouse trap: cant hurt a thing. it olny catches mice, not kills them. everything else: cant be used as a weapon.
a lot of these entries are weapons for example the cardapult
appently my fun jumpers can be used to shoot people in the eyes.
Sharku6 years ago
i will win after years of perfecting my EPPA i shall win !!! /ego flight is my middle name, ive got a good idea what to do :D goodluck to all cause i have waffles! oh ,can you have 2 or more entries?
wvill Sharku6 years ago
same with me. go to the search bar and tipe in the THE HANG GLIDER plaese post a comment.
dodo91 Sharku6 years ago
oh, i like waffles. can you give me some?
no limit on entries
dodo916 years ago
good luck to all of you. I allready invevted two original contraptions. well, one. i made one that is a remake of somthing. i wont tell, because if i did, someone might make it better.
strato966 years ago
allknex gunners are gonna rush to this>
The rules state:

"All types of rubber band-powered entries are eligible, with one exception: no weapons of any kind."
AMK Kiteman6 years ago
How lame. Will a youngster be bound for a life of crime because he saw a rubber band gun here? You can also rule out missiles, bows, crossbows, catapults, sligshots, etc.
Kiteman AMK6 years ago
I don't think its an Intructables rule, I think it's a Klutz rule. You don't like it, take it up with them.
=SMART=6 years ago
For a perfect entry example go here :

KentsOkay6 years ago
Did you see my entry ?
No weapons dangit

Well, thats a good rule. What could I make...
rimar20006 years ago
Congratulations on making the rule "no weapons of any kind"
CameronSS6 years ago
Grrr, why do I not have any shop time over spring break?
Kiteman6 years ago
I have a project ready, all I need is shed time!
amakerguy6 years ago
Finally a contest I can enter!! YAY!!!
Doctor What6 years ago
Hohohohohoho. I am so excited!