Introduction: Paper Crossbow
Materials: 11 pieces of paper 4 Popsicle sticks 1 full roll of tape 3 Popsicle sticks 1 pencil 18 inches string Scissors Measuring tape
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Step 1: "arms"
To make the "arms", stack 4 pieces of paper. Gilt them the long way. Open them up and cut along the crease. Roll each piece along the pencil. Use the pictures for help if u need it. Tape them to keep them rolled tightly. Almost finished with arms.
Step 2: Finishing "arms"
Use one Popsicle stick and measure 1 1/2 inches on both sides with the pencil. Cut on the lines and take the two outer cuts. (They should have the rounded edges.) take one and put it in one of the arms. The flat side up. Squish the paper in it, and tape it in (once again use the pictures) do this for each one. Measure 1 1/2 inches on the outside of paper. Starting at the side where u put in the stick. Bend along those lines. Reinforce the bend with tape. Put the 2 Popsicle sticks in each side, and tape them there.
Step 3: The "body"
To make the next part, get a stack of 5 pieces of paper. Use the pencil to roll up tightly. Secure it closed with tape.
Step 4: Connect the Arms to the Body
Set the arms up on the body to make a T. Tape them to it. With a lot of tape.
Step 5: Adding the String
Cut the string at 18 inches. Tie a bowline knot. (It's really hard to figure out without a video, so use you tube. Please. Thx) tie it to each end, and tape it to secure. Make a line 2 1/2 inches from the end for a trigger hole then cut it. set it aside to make the next parts.
Step 6: Last Parts
To make the trigger, use the piece u had from earlier, and cut it the long way. To make the stands, fold paper the long way. Then cut it in half along the crease. Roll then flatten each piece using the pencil. Then tape them along the side against the trigger. Now, cut the paper in half then in half again. Roll it and cut it in half, then tape it to the front.
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