Introduction: Paperclip Bow and Q-Tip Arrows

Picture of Paperclip Bow and Q-Tip Arrows
Making a bow and arrow with a couple of paperclips, tape, and a rubber band. Get ready to fire off some Q-Tips.

From the bottle-smashing mind of Jesse Hensel.

Thanks to all the kids at Zeum for making these.


kmnrdrnnj#6 (author)2011-07-29

i'm totally doing this later

bubblebut (author)2011-01-05

hey I know a other way to make a bow and arrow with 1 plain bic pen and sisors if you want to know reply.

Applebohn (author)bubblebut2011-01-09


bubblebut (author)Applebohn2011-01-10

the stuff u need is one rubber band, bic pen and sissors. first you need to make shure that the pen has a back that can be taken off and then you need to make shure it has a front bit that can be tooken off. now take apart then pen get rid of the back end but keep the rest. get the sissors and drill a hole in the middle of the pen. make sure the pen has this piece. now pop it into the hole in the middle. now make little notches in the top and bottem then put the rubber band in the noches. now get the ink thingie load it in the big end of the barrel and FIRE!!!. and by the way if you don't have top thing then get a piece of wood about the size of the hole and drill the insides out.

Colonel88 (author)2009-11-11

Im going to post a project involving this, is it okay if I mention that I tokk half of it from this ible?

Colonel88 (author)2009-11-09


lol JK great job.

aaronb525 (author)2007-06-08

What kind of tape should you use

Vijster1 (author)aaronb5252009-07-13

i used electrical tape

dragonmon48 (author)2007-06-15

one question....would i be able to make this at say,idunno,school

Kaiven (author)dragonmon482008-11-09

Depends... Do you have tape, paperclips, and a rubber band?

dragonmon48 (author)2007-06-15

your pathetic if you can only make your trashy life be better by making fun of other people

fungus amungus (author)2007-03-26

Which part confused you? The rubber band?

brad206 (author)2007-02-07


gzusphish (author)2007-01-23

I added a second paperclip that was bent a little straighter than the first so I could string the rubber band tighter....It'll send a full length skewer 30 feet. Be sure to blunt the tip...with this little powerhouse we're talkin major putting of the eye outage here.

Aira.vj (author)2007-01-22

I had so much fun with this, I made some fancy arrows for it.

Junkernaut (author)2006-10-19

This works great with bamboo skeewers as ammo

Yup, those work great, too. In fact, we ended up using those as well, but with the pointy bits cut off. The kid in the photo there is using one.

Crash2108 (author)2006-09-18

This almost looks like it was a school(or some other youth group) project, so yay for teaching kids to start making weapons.

Lumpio- (author)Crash21082006-10-25

Yes, next they'll probably teach the kids horribly violent games such as tag! Oh, the horror.

TheCheese9921 (author)Crash21082006-09-19

AMEN to that

hey this should go on that laptop project

Fireinthedisco (author)2006-09-18

uh... awesome... lets go hold wal-mart hostage now

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