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This is my first Instructable so please, not too much criticism.

Welcome to Paper Clip Archery 101.

School classes boring you? Why not make a Paper Clip Bow and Arrow set! Easily adaptable depending on the amount of pain you wish to inflict and the final result is very discreet for most school environments (and even offices like I currently use mine in).

In this guide I'll show and explain to you how to make the basic design and ammo, modifications for levels of sting, and various of the design. I'm making it out to be way more complicated than it is, it's just a Elastic Bow and Arrow / Crossbow Set :P

PLEASE NOTE: Images will be posted to accompany this Instructable in the next 24 hours.
 
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Step 1: Requirements

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You will need:

1 x Elastic Band
1 x 30cm/12" Ruler
1 x Roll of Transparent Cellotape
1 x Box of Paperclips
1 x Pair of Plyers

Step 2: Making the Ammo

To make your ammo, take a paperclip from the box and unfold it so its a long piece of metal with the hook at the end. Use the flat part of the plyers (most likely the tip) to straighten out the length as much as possible, it helps with the dynamics and looks good.
For variations see The Variations section.

Step 3: Making the Bow

To make the bow, simply take your 30cm ruler and stretch the elastic band from one end to the other. For a classroom environment you dont really want to be causing real harm, so I'd suggest using an elastic band thats roughly 10-15cm long when laid flat. This is to reduce the amount of 'twang' noise that you get and to reduce the zipping noise that some paperclip designs make whilst they are travelling through the air.
For variations see The Variations section.
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softball81 year ago
Pics pls
amconder1 year ago
Good but more pics please
as91 year ago
Could you please add some pics? It's hard to get it.
canida8 years ago
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Discord azbud2 years ago
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bears0 canida4 years ago
you missed B 0_o
Epeoples canida6 years ago
isn't it: eh? oh well just wondered
coxrox1235 years ago
 Can you please add some more picture to the instructionss?
4 years later I see no other pics. i get it, but there are other ways to make a weapon of a covert war. 
quesoman5 years ago
pics plz
add some pics
kylexy1166 years ago
It sounds really cool but it is hard to understand without the pictures, please add some more. =)
Two years and no pics.
Arbitror6 years ago
More pics are needed.
randomguy966 years ago
what he said
bigfootduck6 years ago
add more pictures. it's hard to understand. It sounds like a great invention though! I want to make one.
acaz937 years ago
This is a cool idea , But over 10,800 Hours have past and i still see no pictures , what happened ?
weebs133 acaz937 years ago
dude some times people get busy
acaz93 weebs1337 years ago
c'mon
bowmasterz7 years ago
how do u get the pic/icon next 2 your name on the comment??? im new please help
jakee1177 years ago
just have fun don't let mean people bother u and every one mellow out and be
NICE
How many people do we need to tell us how to shoot something using a rubber band? A monkey could have figured half of these out.
Ben.land1018 years ago
this is probabably the simplest instructable i have ever seen but i think its a great idea and use of supplies. but i started paper "wasp" and mecanical pencil guns "fights" at my school so its hard to have rubber bands because if a teacher sees you with a rubber band she/he will take it away and if they see you shooting stuff with them they will send you to iss. this a great idea because it is very stealthy to do as long as its your ruler and paperclilps. so i think this is cool. :) (sorry about the lenght of this reply i couldnt think of a way to say that summarized) oh and if you people could please stop talking about the spelling and other stuff and talk about the thing you accually make.
jeez. its just a stressed person, a crossbow, and a few typos. chill out. you guys are starting a critisizm/insult war and honestly, it hasnt helped anyone. but i do have to say that your frustration, christov, shouldnt be taken out on your commentors. and commentors, give the dude a break. make it constructive critisizm. so can we call it a truce. (i know you are thinking "chuck norris and truce go together like alcohol and chlorine" but isnt this website part showing off your intellegence, part learning, and part meeting people who either teach or learn and at the same time meet a new aquaintance?) ((by the way i am obviously not the real chuck norris. i just think the name is fun to have.))
zorahunter8 years ago
dude... pics, please, good idea and keep the instructables coming (if theyre good). but you need to learn how to take the criticism, not everything is a personal attac toward you. and saying "dumbfuck" is unnescesary (srry bout sp, little time on comp left)
ChristovJ (author) 8 years ago
My apologies people, I was having a seriously bad day. I'm sorry.
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