It is a simple and powerful pencil shooter/crossbow
Step 1: Safety Gear
When building this device you WILL NEED safety goggles when using the saw and the Exacto knife
When firing this device you WILL NEED safety goggles.
Above all: use common sense.
Don't fire things at the cat.
Don't aim things at your self.
Don't give this to someone that you would not trust with a book of matches.
Step 2: Gather Materials
2 Pencils (1 sharpened, 1 unsharpened)
1 Rubber Band
Step 3: Remove Erasers
Just pry them off.
You can save them if you like but they are not needed in this project.
Step 4: Notch Ends of Pencils
Step 5: Carve the Arrow Rest
Make sure that when carving the arrow rest the notched in the ends of the pencil are vertical so the elastic will fit properly.
Step 6: String the Bow
String the rubber band through the notches in the pencil
Step 7: Firing!
Make sure that the notch in the back of the pencil has the elastics in it
Pull back the pencil and release it.
The ealstic will not go back very far if it is doubled