Introduction: Pencil Crossbow

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This is a fun but effective pencil crossbow that is cheap and easy to make.

Step 1: Things You Will Need

For this crossbow you will need:
4 pencils
1 rubber band
1 close peg
and some duct tape.

For the ammo you will need a pencil

Step 2: Making the Crossbow

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To start with join two of the pencils in the middle using the duct tape.

Step 3: Step 2

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join the other two pencils together at each end using the duct tape.

Step 4: Step 3

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Using the duct tape join the two sets of pencils in a T shape.

Step 5: Step 4

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Attach the close peg to the bottom of the T

Step 6: Step 5

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Attach the rubber band round each end of the top of the T, then pull the middle back and hook it inside your close peg.

Step 7: Launching

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Sit your ammunition on your crossbow, take aim the squeeze your close peg.

Remember  to never point/fire your crossbow at anyone/thing!


alf678 (author)2013-07-08

Can I use some other type of tape will it work

person% (author)2012-05-25

you can make anything out of duct tape

i once made one of these when i was small, but it wasn't permanent and it was just a pencil with a rubber band on it. i shot a pencil at someone and got in trouble.

jcole16 (author)2011-08-12

what is a closepeg

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