Introduction: Paper Nerf Gun (Cross-bow)
This Instructable will show you how to make a super cheap Paper Nerf Gun (Cross-Bow). This is my first instructable so leave some comments. This is totally my design so if you can make one with some improvements, post some pictures of it! DISCLAIMER: I am not responsible for any person, place, thing(Pretty much any noun) that is injured or broken while using this crossbow. Now lets get started!
Step 1: Materials
For this you will need...
-About 4 sheets of paper(I'd use some old math papers, no one needs them)
-Duct Tape(of course, everything needs duct tape)
-A Rubber Band
-A Hot Glue Gun
-Ammo (Nerf Darts or some straws)
Step 2: Rolling the Paper
In this step you will roll the paper into three tightly rolled tubes like shown. To roll them start at the bottom right hand corner and roll up to the top left hand corner. It's easier when you use something long and skinny such as a straw or even better a chop stick. Use the scotch tape to tape the tube. Make two tubes with one sheet of paper and one tube with two sheets of paper to make it stronger. Cut the pointy ends of the paper tubes off.
Step 3: Making the Chamber
For instructional purposes we will call this part the CHAMBER. Take two of the weaker tubes that you just made and (only on one side) hot glue them together. The side that you didn't hot glue will be where you set the dart.
Step 4: Making the Cross
Now, on the side that has the hot glue, hot glue the stronger tube at a 90 degree angle about two inches down from the end of the CHAMBER. Like shown.
Step 5: Making the Crossbow String
Next cut your rubber band once so that it is a straight band of rubber. Then duct tape it to the ends of the strong tube going over the CHAMBER like shown in the picture.
Step 6: Making the Trigger
Now all you have to do is (On the UN-hot glued side of the CHAMBER on the opposite end of the cross part) hot glue a clothespin.
Step 7: Have Fun!
Now your done. All you have to do to load it is pull the rubber band back and put it in the clothespin, set the dart in the CHAMBER and open the clothespin. That's all there is to it. Please Comment