Anyway, my last night at work was pretty slow and I was feeling a bit bored. Everyone knows what it feels like as you edge closer and closer to your last day at work. You just stop focusing and you look for anything to grab your attention. 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.
Thus, after about forty five minutes of abject boredom and some awful 90s movie on the television in the lobby, the paperclip crossbow was born.
Step 1: The Supplies
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.