Paper Crossbow


Introduction: Paper Crossbow

This is my first instructable, so if it sucks, go cry somewhere that won't develop a water spot. Just kidding!
This is really simple and super cheap.

Step 1: Supplies

all you need:

bamboo skewers
plastic bendy straw
tape or glue

Sorry for the bad pictures. My camera is crazy.

Step 2: Roll and Tape

roll and tape the paper tightly. then cut off the bendy tip of the straw. tape the straw on the paper, then stick a skewer in the paper. then stick a skewer THROUGH the front of the paper.

Step 3: Last Step

the final step is to add a rubber band to the front skewer. the rubber band should be about 4 to 6 inches long. if not just make sure you can pull it back about 5 inches behind the straw. place another skewer in the straw to where about 5 inches stick out the back. YOU HAVE TO GET THE RUBBER BAND EXACTLY ON THE BACK OF THE SKEWER TO MAKE IT FIRE. fire it like a sling shot. it may take practice but you'll get it. BE CAREFUL, believe it or not, it WILL pierce the skin and/or put a hole in the wall.




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    42 Discussions

    Myth busters is a tv show on discovery channel. It involves trying to bust certain myths like the rocket car, canadians flying to the united states illegally in giant catapults.etc. its wicked. Also they did the paper cross bow(a bigger one than above).

     i made this one last night just slightly different. i had two straws ontop of each other and i taped it then put a skewer through one of them and attach a rubber band. OMG it works great! thank you!

    umm... they said "don't try this at home". geez you guys. way to go it safe.

    since this instructable is mythbuster related... Whats everyones favorite mythtacular episode? even though that is kinda a tough question... i have to say that mine is the one where Adam and Jamie see who is the best mythbuster via spiders, snake, paintballs, etc.

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    gibsons right they are all really good there is no question about it unless ur a morron

    yeah. me too jamie kept hitting adam in the same place!! but then agan i liked the brown note episode

    lol he had 3 bely buttons hmm thats not a great paper cross bow i acutaly made one that was about the speed of adams and it was all paper (exept ofchours teh elastic/ rubber band some plastic like he used

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