Paperclip and Rubber Band Bow and Arrow!

About: i love doing random stuff completely out of the ordinary for no reason....

How to build a quick and easy bow out of just a paperclip and a rubber band. I know the video didnt turn out so great but it is basically just me shooting a pencil with the bow.

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Step 1: Step 1

One paperclip (the bigger the better)
One rubber band

Step 2: Step 2

Here comes the hard part. First, Take your paperclip and bend it out straight. You have to take about an inch of the edge of each side of the paperclip and twirl them into a small circle so it can hold the rubber band.

Step 3: Step 3

Slightly open up the circle you made in the last step to let room for the rubber band. Put the rubber band in the circle and close it up. The paperclip will bend a little bit but if it bends too far you can just bend it back.

Step 4: Ammo

Now to use it you just shoot it like a real bow and arrow. You can shoot just about anything that is small enough with this bow. I find new pencils sharpened once to a point work the best.

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    10 years ago on Introduction

    make the rubber band tighter--flip it around making a double layer then twist it to give support for arrow I was gonna post a bow like this and then saw yours

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    Xander da gr8Orig

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    if you would like, i can make you a collaborator. you can change this instructable and add your own pictures and things.


    11 years ago on Introduction

    huh...hey,did u know how to make these b4 andrew showed us? anyways, besides the video this was pretty good...*cough(butandrewsisbetter)cough*. We should have a war with these with things to protect our eyes lol, u and i vs andrew,kevin and johnny


    11 years ago on Introduction

    Its a gizmo bow from gremilns! I used to make these in elementary school.