This Mini Bow uses only 19 pieces and fires between 35-45+ feet, as always, depending on the elastic bands you use.
It is the smallest knex bow on this site, and i have seen about 99% of knex guns so i must me right.
This is my first instructable so don't be harsh on your comments, but if you are stupid enough i'll get you back.

Read everything on this instructable to make your life easy, that way there will be no need to comment badly or ask stupid questions with obvious answers.

Step 1: Parts List

To have a good instructable you MUST have a parts list to make life easy for your maker (or whatever you call the person making what is in your instructable) Anyway here it is.


2 red
4 green
1 white snowflake (can be substituted) for anything with a hole or nothing, it just makes it more accurate.


4 small white/grey/bendy purple
4 blue/metallic
2 yellow/dark grey


2 small wheels, without the rubber bit.
Good elastic bands for good performance.


1 grey/black rod
1 grey connector

Step 2: Attaching Elastic Bands, Loading and Firing

Attaching Elastic Bands

Loop one part of the elastic band around the wheel and to make sure you will get good power it should be hard to loop it round the other wheel.

Loading And Firing

Get your grey/black rod and your grey 1 connector and put it through/thru the white snowflake and if your elastic bands are thick it will be easy to use, so pull back like an ordinary bow as far as it goes (the connector at the front will stop you from pulling it back too far) and let go thhhhhhhiump on the cardboard box and a hole in the wall , then going through the car passing by, then through my neighbours front door, then being stopped because it ran out of power.
<p>i made that bow it goes very good I like it</p>
<p>Very nice bow! One of the few instructables for knex I can understand! Very powerful with good range</p>
EPICNESS!! powerful AND stealthy! :D
How do you build the bow?!?!?!?!?!
Oh well.........:(
Seriously!!!!! How?!?!?!
Nice! Works well but sometimes missfires :(
one of a kind!!!!!!!
u should add a pic of the ammo there r many colors for different parts.<br />
<p><em><strong>HOLY COW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<br />I JUST BUILT THIS AND IT IS SCARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<br /></strong></em></p>THE CAT HAS BRAINS!!!!!!!!!!!!&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; AND SO DOUS THE SQUARL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
how do you build the bow????????????????????
I shot my brother in his Qq p he cried like a baby and hes 16!!!!! :) I love it. w I Wonder If It Hurt That Bad? O.O
in his "Qq p"???? explain?
lol, put it this way... its a spot only a man has...
I got that, I just fail to see how it could possibly be described/specified as "Qq p"
love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thanks for it !!!!!!!!!!!!
Lol I LOVE IT i kinda had to build a target cause i kept shooting my brother lol
i love shooting my brother..its so funny when he gets mad cuz he will start running at me and all i have 2 do is put up my weapon and he will whimper away...even if its not loaded!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
same thing here but with the reaper :p
pretty awesome....i was sitting in my room and shot it down the hall int my parents room...about 30 ft
wow this is pretty sweet went cross room for me which is about 25 ft
just made 1 i like it, simple, powerful and accurate i like the idea of the cams aswell
wtf it doesnt work. the white rod isnt long enough to fit where its supposed to go??? whats wrong?
use a blue rod, thats what i did
use a small wheel
what can i replace the wheels with?
the grey bearings
white connectors
nice its tiny but powerful i added half an inch thick rubberbands made it shot 25 feet. +4
its great for its size
check out my new fully automatic knex gun<br/><a href="https://www.instructables.com/id/fullyauto-knex-gun/">https://www.instructables.com/id/fullyauto-knex-gun/</a><br/>
very nice i made this and the rod went 76 feet! comming soon a mega mod for this as soon as i get to know how to use google skeckup.
TOTALLY AWESOME!!! i built it w/out the wheels, and it still works great for so little pieces!!
i just built and its sweet
Very good bow. Shoots far and accurately. Only problem is that the pieces bend so sometimes it breaks.
LOL. calm down its not that good.
cool knex bow bt gaa is neeky and dum!!!! u should try n keep da 'dead' stuff out n stick 2 building!!!
ummm... could some1 plz help? i only have 1 wheel piece, is their anything that i can use in lieu of the wheel piece without compromising 2 much of the power of the bow? Thanks a lot, cuz this looks like a really good design.w
use lego wheels or snow pieces
4 the ammo a grey rod with a red connecter works better because it cuts the air well
Do you get the rubber bands at Office Max or where?
lol in an ordinary stationary shop in london. oh and if you have a tk maxx near, go to it and go to the handbag section, on the handbags with long handles there will be very big strong new elastic bands and i got 50 of them. Now i have like 20 left, lol i lost the rest. ill get more next time i go.lol
u no the tk ,maqx in letyon
lol dude i do the exact same thing!
THE best crossbow I've ever built, takes 2 seconds to make, 2 seconds to load and it can even break a cardboard box. Kudos.
I HAVE A SMALLER CROSSBOW THATS STONGER THAN THIS WITH ONLY SIX PIECES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This can also be used as a vehicle!
Cool. Great little two minute project. I added a trigger to mine:

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