Paper Crossbow

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Introduction: Paper Crossbow

This is my first instructable, so if it sucks, go cry somewhere that won't develop a water spot. Just kidding!
This is really simple and super cheap.

Step 1: Supplies

all you need:

bamboo skewers
rubberband(s)
plastic bendy straw
paper
tape or glue
scissors

Sorry for the bad pictures. My camera is crazy.

Step 2: Roll and Tape

roll and tape the paper tightly. then cut off the bendy tip of the straw. tape the straw on the paper, then stick a skewer in the paper. then stick a skewer THROUGH the front of the paper.

Step 3: Last Step

the final step is to add a rubber band to the front skewer. the rubber band should be about 4 to 6 inches long. if not just make sure you can pull it back about 5 inches behind the straw. place another skewer in the straw to where about 5 inches stick out the back. YOU HAVE TO GET THE RUBBER BAND EXACTLY ON THE BACK OF THE SKEWER TO MAKE IT FIRE. fire it like a sling shot. it may take practice but you'll get it. BE CAREFUL, believe it or not, it WILL pierce the skin and/or put a hole in the wall.

HAVE FUN!

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OMFG!!! YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT MYTHBUSTERS IS?

*GASP* *GASP*..GASP....

Myth busters is a tv show on discovery channel. It involves trying to bust certain myths like the rocket car, canadians flying to the united states illegally in giant catapults.etc. its wicked. Also they did the paper cross bow(a bigger one than above).

It's time to advertise!!! Although I have to admit I need to step things up a notch. And even more to the power level of this one (I admit this is better than my last ones). 4 *'s

 i dont think it is good






kidding it is so cool

 i made this one last night just slightly different. i had two straws ontop of each other and i taped it then put a skewer through one of them and attach a rubber band. OMG it works great! thank you!

awsome nic pichture