For whatever reason, I got it in my head that I was going to try and make a crossbow out of the office supplies I had handy. I blame Instructables - I had been browsing through various little office weapon guides to waste time and I got into my head that I wanted to try and make something super simple that anyone could make because I was using supplies that everyone should have handy.

Step 1: The Supplies

Now, the supplies you will need are fairly simple.

You will need the following:
- one rubber band
- four paperclips
- thumb tacks

Additionally, you may choose to have scotch tape or duct tape on hand or an optional step later.

On paperclips, I like to use two long and two short but you can use four paperclips of the same length as well. I've done that as well. Either way it will work just as well.

This is my kind of office warfare.
<p>this is AWESOME, but my biggest concern is that the rubberband's tension may bend the crossbow</p>
I really like this instructable and it's really cool that it actually works, thank you for making this! Also please check out my office catapult:<br> <a href="https://www.instructables.com/id/office-supply-catapult/" rel="nofollow">https://www.instructables.com/id/office-supply-catapult/</a><br>
i replay the vidio like 10 times
Yeah... it really is supposed to be just three seconds, lol.
I didn't notice the video was already started... Then, it was over
Yeah, it's literally like the lamest and least useful video ever. But I had it on my phone from about a year ago and I figured, &quot;Hey, why not?&quot; I just wanted to prove it actually did work, lol.
Dilbert secretary with a crossbow nice

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