Introduction: Light Weight Portable Archery Target for Under $25
This project is fast, easy and inexpensive. It will only take about 20 minutes to make and you will have a great archery target that will last a long time. Not only that, it is light weight and portable.
This target was tested with different draw weight bows and can take up to at least 50 lb draw probably a bit more. Hope you all enjoy.
Step 1: Gather Materials
2 Sheets of poly styrene 2' X 8' - Cost $12
4 Foam Mats - Cost $6
3-4 Rolls of Duct Tape - Cost $4
1 Roll of Packing Tape - Cost $1
Knife or Box Cuter
Step 2: Cut and Assemble Taget
1) Place 2 mats side to side and cut polystyrene to suit
2) With first piece cut use as a template for cutting of remaining pieces.
3) You should end up with 5 layers. Made up of 4 layers of perfect cut and one made from the two drops.
4) Stack polystyrene layers together and lay mats on top.
5) Use duct tape to tape mats to polystyrene layers. Turn over and place mats on other side and repeat.
Step 3: Print Target and Assemble
Download the attached PDF of the target. It measures 23" X 23" and you can print out on a standard printer using the poster setting in Acrobat Reader or take to photo copy place and have printed out on large format black and white.
If printing on standard printer, you will need to do a little cutting and taping to put it together.
Step 4: Tape Target to Mat
Tape target to mat. Repeat on other side if you want double sided target.
Step 5: You Are Now Ready for Target Practice
Being so light you can take this almost any where.
Set up target in a safe location and have hours of fun practising your archery for The Hunger Games.