Super Simple Chopstick Rubber Band Gun





Introduction: Super Simple Chopstick Rubber Band Gun

Today, I will be showing you how to make a chopstick rubber band gun. This is one of the simplest chopstick projects ever.

Step 1: Gather Your Materials

You will need:
Rubber Bands
3 pairs of chopsticks(The kind that are stuck together)
Hot glue gun(With glue sticks)

Step 2: Glue the Chopsticks Together

1. What you will need.
2. Apply hot glue to one pair of chopsticks.
3. Place the second pair of chopsticks on.
4. Apply hot glue.
5. Place the third pair of chopsticks on.
6. Side View

Step 3: Glue on the Clothespin

1. What you will need
2. Apple hot glue to top of chopsticks.
3/4/5. Place the clothespin on.
6. Apply hot glue to the sides of the clothespin to secure it to the chopsticks.
7. Place a rubber band on the clothespin.

Step 4: How to Use

1. Place rubber band in clothespin.
2/3. Stretch rubber band to the front.

Press on the back of the clothespin to fire.




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    If you wanted accuracy you could tape a straw on the front for a guide tube.


    This is a rubber band gun that shoots rubber bands. The straw would get in the way.

    Suggestion, take a sixth chopstick and clamp it into the clothespin in front of the band (if it does not "stick" then roughen the end with sandpaper.) That is what I have always done with things like this.


    Yeah I know. The thing is, chopsticks are actually fairly heavy, so they don't shoot as far. I know you could just use it to launch chopsticks, but they won't shoot as far, and even with rough grit sandpaper, the chopstick may not stay back with a strong rubber band. Thanks for the comment!

    That is true, You could give it arms to increase rubber-band tension.


    Yeah. That takes away from the whole "Super Simple" thing though. I want everybody to be able to do this with basic materials and a few minutes.




    Here we go again... Yeah.