Introduction: How to Make a Cool Cross Bow

I'll show you how to make the most strongest weapon even if its made out of simple things.

Step 1: Step 1

A bag clipper
A lot of popsickle sticks
duct tape
A last one or two rubber bands(depending on size)

Step 2: Step 2

take two popsickle sticks and tape them together. And tape one popsickle stick to the other two you taped together, so there is a over hang.

Step 3: Step 3

If you did things right on the first step this is how it will turn out.

Step 4: Step 4

Do step 1 again and tape the two togeather with the same over hang.

Step 5: Step 5

Now do step 1 one more time so it looks like this.

Step 6: Step 6

Tape two popsickle sticks together as shown.

Step 7: Step 7

Tape the two popsickle sticks to the tip of the long stick you made earlyer.

Step 8: Step 8

Tape two popsickle sticks on each side to add support for the two sticks.

Step 9: Step 9

Take two popsickle sticks and tape them on in a curved way so it looks like the picture.

Step 10: Step 10

At the end of each stick you taped on, cut knoches so the rubber band can hang onto something.

Step 11: Step 11

Take the bag clipper and tape to the other end, this will be the trigger.

Step 12: Step 12

It's time to make the guide for the arrow. Take some popsickle sticks and make three sets of what is shown below.

Step 13: Step 13

Make a box shape guide shown on the bottom picture. This will keep the arrow more straight.

Step 14: Step 14

Tie on the rubber band and make sure it is tight but not to tight or else it will break.It's alomost done.

Step 15: Step 15

Take five popsickle sticks and use three to make the body of the arrow. Take the other two and tape them under for support.

Step 16: Step 16

All you need to do is sharpen one end and cut a knoch in the other end.


jahce.nixon.9 (author)2015-04-12

i shot my cat it was funny watching him sreak so i shot him agin and he was bleeding and ran a way never saw him agin

SEX BEAST (author)2011-05-10


al9595 (author)2009-09-11

try glueing the popsicle stciks first then tape it

galdiator153 (author)2009-06-16

I tried doing this but my tape wasn't strong enough..... So the structure broke..............................

blard (author)2009-05-06

dude awesome shoots far it went in my wall really deep

blard (author)2009-05-05

i like this it is awsome

ibayibay1 (author)2009-03-03

awesome but the box idea doesnt need a top

im3733 (author)ibayibay12009-04-28

If you're shooting horizontally, I agree. But say u feel like shooting suction cups at the ceiling fan, or at a gecko on your ceiling (had that one) then a top may come in handy.

1aust (author)2009-04-05

awesome dude I built the whole thing! but it doesn't shoot as far as i thought it would

orangefizzy (author)2009-03-20

Not really a crossbow you know.. the string shouldn't be elastic. All the elastic potential energy should come from the bow and not the string. think of it as a real bow just held sideways and which has a trigger.

Father Christmas (author)2008-10-17

no ovens, but I don't really care for this design. it uses rubber bands, not the potential energy of the popsicle sticks being bent, that would be cooler, and probably more powerful.

balthier (author)2008-08-26

By my count you need about 26 sticks to make everything shown.

lycoris3 (author)2008-08-22

I gotta try this! sounds alot easier than making a flat bow.

freakinslop (author)2008-08-22

pretty cool, would you be able to use anything other than duct tape? just wondering

checkitet (author)2008-08-06

how long is the cross-bow, from front to back?

survivor dude (author)2008-07-18

Up to 91 feet if you use a strong enough rubber band and make it tight enough.

Camisado (author)survivor dude2008-07-18


Camisado (author)2008-07-18

Cool Idea. I think all your I'bles are cool. How far does this shoot?

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