Paper Clip Rubber Band Slingshot

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Intro: Paper Clip Rubber Band Slingshot

I will show you how to make a traditional slingshot out of paper clips and rubber bands.

Step 1: What You'll Need.

You will need:
-A bunch of rubber bands
-A bunch of paper clips
-Your hands
-The ability to twist wrap rubber bands

Step 2: Making the Handle

First, gather 4 or 5 paper clips, and take 2 at a time having one overlap the other about a 1/4" in a line.
Next, grasp the clips and start to wrap rubber band around the overlapping part of the paper clips. (Do not wrap the bands too much or else it will make it too thick for the next step. Just wrap it enough so the it will hold it firmly together.)
Repeat until it starts to resemble a handle of reasonable size.

Step 3: Reinforcing the Handle

After you make the handle you must reinforce it by wrapping another set of paper clips around it to make it stronger.

Step 4: Making the V

Next make 2 things that is a little shorter that the handle itself and reinforce those with a lot of rubber bands and another set of clips.

Step 5: Add the Main Band to Shoot Stuff

loop 1 band through a clip at the top and loop the band through itself making a knot. Then tie or loop another on the other clip, and finally tie it all together.

Step 6: TA-DA!!!!!!!!

You're done. Wage some cubical ware with the two greatest office supplies!

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    jrs2200nsaltz94

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    thats what i thought but ill probably put pictures of the process up in the future

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    cvillamar22

    9 years ago on Step 3

    The point of the pictures is to help people understand what you ar saying. but with the same picture I didn´t understand anything.

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    knight2067

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Falls apart easily. Might need some glue, preferably hot melt.

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    andy60

    11 years ago on Introduction

    looks neat but also looks as it could bend easy, however the paperclips may reinforce it... i wanna see a vid of this working :D