Introduction: NEW & Improved K'nex Mini Bow

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This k'nex mini bow is STRONGER, FASTER, and is more ACCURATE than my original k'nex mini bow. It can shoot though cardboard and is really easy to use. Using only 1 rubberband can be almost just as powerful as using 2. So you can see, it is pretty powerful.

Step 1: Collect the Peices

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1-2 rubber bands
2 gray spacers
2 small green rods
6 gray connectors
6 black rod/connectors
2 yellow connectors
4 white connectors
4 orange connectors
8 green connectors
2 red rods
8 yellow rods
7 blue rods
6 white rods
1 gray rod (used as the arrow)

Step 2: BUILD

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Use 8 green connectors, 4 white rods, and 2 blue rods.

Step 3: BUILD

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Use 4 white connectors, 4 blue rods, 2 green rods, 2 black rod/connectors, and 2 gray connectors.

Step 4: BUILD

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Use 2 orange connectors, 4 black rod/connectors, and 2 gray connectors.

Step 5: BUILD

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Use 2 yellow rods and 2 gray connectors.

Step 6: BUILD

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Use 2 yellow rods and 2 yellow connectors.

Step 7: BUILD

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Use 2 orange connectors and 1 blue rod.


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Push 2 gray spacers though your rubberband(s). This step is optional.



Use 2 yellow rods and 2 red rods to put your rubberbands onto your bow.

Step 10: BUILD and FINISH

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Use 2 yellow rods to finish.


HardCoreHacker (author)2008-02-03

Looks great I'm making a satchel for the arrows now

I think you could mayby jiust use kebabs

that was +4 years ago... lol

jakesllama (author)2008-01-28

where the elastic bands are can i put two wheels? to make it look like a compound bow? thanks

The cameraman (author)jakesllama2012-06-17


knex_builder_163 (author)2008-06-30

Very nice design! really i shapred the edge of my ammo and it shot through 2 peices of cardboard! very fast, powerful bow :D i made some mods to the handle though more stronger :D

use kebabs. they penetrate through 4

lollerskates (author)2008-07-08

so how far does it shoot?

it shoots pretty far. the arrow travels straight for about 5 meters and then lands about 1-3 meters away. it's total distance is 6-8 meters. if you're lucky, it can shoot farther

stevedude123 (author)2012-02-19

thanks, this is awesome.

cj8675 (author)2011-07-26

i like your design id like to make a mod

TheKnotTier (author)2011-05-10

its REALLY hard to get the rest of the blue peices in!

Football viking boy (author)2011-02-04

great insturctable!!!!!!

ace4god (author)2010-01-04

 i sharpend the end and it is emmence 

NatNoBrains (author)ace4god2010-12-30

*crumples up in frustration* WHY DO YOU NOT SPEAK PROPERLY?!?!?! 
*deeply exhales*

NYPA (author)2009-07-28

according to dj radio this is terrible. he said on my bow and arrow that pure power doesn't cut it.

Quazifuji (author)NYPA2010-12-19

dj radio hates almost everything that isnt his

NatNoBrains (author)Quazifuji2010-12-30


instruct39 (author)2010-03-14

great mini bow i gave it a 4.5 because the handle is a bit uncomfortable but other than that it is great!

JeremyHero (author)2009-08-11

can u make into a true trigger bow?

Lowney (author)2009-07-03

This is my favourite bow and arrow on the site 5* :)

minime12358 (author)pakman2272009-06-02

Anybody who simply posts their guns on another page for ads gets a 1* from me. Anyone wanna join too?

nomadic bowman (author)2009-05-20

do you have to get the black rod connecters

sizzam960 (author)2009-05-17

how do u hold it

An Villain (author)2009-04-11

as wierd al said YES!!! 5*

Big Things Poppin (author)2009-03-31

Yea use the big rims for the compound bow because it works about the same as the one in the picture

Knexx (author)2009-02-12

Wow, Very good! I'm really impressed! I love it works great! I also modded it so that it is like a compound bow (with the wheels). I really love it!

Landon Sullivan (author)2008-11-07

Very nice. I like.

Trogador (author)2008-08-08

I love this thing; it's so deceptively powerful O_o

Oblivitus (author)2008-07-26

Not bad for a little bow, 3 stars.

Ikedog1995 (author)2008-07-12

very powerful. good job.

I_am_Canadian (author)2008-04-27

I luv dis gun good jub.

its not a gun

well sorry!

well while were at it *love *this *job

i was correcting your spelling

my moto is as long as you can tell what the word is its good enough

grassy123 (author)2008-06-25

great weapons for my friends... now they never scare me lol

pls (author)2008-04-16

i made it a while back, it works good

bowmasterz (author)2008-03-20

how do u get the picture next 2 yor name please reply!!!!by the way, great instructable

StyleCore (author)bowmasterz2008-03-31

Simple just go to your profile and updatge your persona

jjy (author)2008-02-29

how long is its range?

onizuka2 (author)2008-02-12

cool but can you make it bigger? lol

mrbox (author)2008-01-08

ive made an even newer and more improved bow that looks like yours! its got more ... how do you say its got more of a bow like frame and can hold lot of tension. only replacing the rubberband is really HARD. but it is easier than replacing the string on a real bow =)

nkk07 (author)2008-01-08

ill turn it into a cross bow :D

Drewzer667 (author)2007-12-14

awsome, nice job.

super sonic (author)2007-11-28

great bow I think its way better than your first

yourface (author)2007-11-19

oooooowwwwwwwwwweeeeeeeeee mmmmmyyyyyyyy thhhhhuuuuummmbeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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