Easy Bamboo Bow




This is my first Instructable, so please comment below if there is anything I can do to improve it/my future Instructables!

For this project, you need:

  • Bamboo
  • String/rubber band


  • Knife/saw
  • Scissors

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Step 1: Find Your Bamboo and String

First, you need to get your bamboo and string. Make sure the bamboo is flexible and the string not stretchy. You can go the other way around too, having rigid bamboo and attaching a rubber band.

Step 2: Cut Notches

Take your bamboo and cut notches on the top so you can put your string or rubber band on it.

Step 3: Stringing

Put your string/rubber band in the previously cut groove and make sure there is some string to tie a knot left on one end. Then, loop the long end of the string around about five times and then tie a knot. Repeat at the other end.

Step 4: Using a Rubber Band

Do steps one and two the same.

Step 5: Cut the Rubber Band

Cut the rubber band in half and make it thinner if you have a thick one.

Step 6: Stringing

String it into the groove, but this time only tie a knot and do not loop it.

Step 7: Completion

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    7 Discussions


    5 years ago on Introduction

    constructive criticism is okay just please don't cuss. if you say something is wrong, please say why.


    3 years ago

    Do you think that maybe if you could tell us (or just me) what kind of bamboo you used and how you prepared it please?


    4 years ago

    By the way, I am the new AdnamaG because I forgot my password on AdnamaG


    5 years ago

    If you want it to actually shoot, you would need to make the string a lot tighter. And for arrows, just take some bamboo, or STRAIGHT stick that is long enough that when you pull your arm back to shoot, the tip is still in front of the bow, then make the end pointed and a notch in the back to hook onto the string

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