Toothpick Bow and Arrow




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Intro: Toothpick Bow and Arrow

this is a bow i thought up when i was looking at the popsicle stick bow and arrow at note: not very powerful but good for annoyance.

Step 1: Materials

you need to get your materials first. you need 1. a ton of toothpicks 2. scisors 3. super glue(thank god for super glue) 4. rubberband

Step 2: Making the Bow Shape

now you need to boil some water and put the toothpick in it for a few minutes. then bend it to the shape you want. after bending it, you will have to hold it there. if it breakes a little bit you can super glue it.

Step 3: Finishing the Bow

now you put the rubberband on. wrap the band a few times around the top. hold with 1 drop super glue. pull to bottom and repeat.

Step 4: Fire

for ammo you can use either a toothpick or a q-tip. (that is all i have used. if you find something good, please tell me) i hope you all know how to fire a bow. if you dont, ask your 2 year old brother.



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    12 Discussions


    8 years ago on Introduction

    Does it have to be super glue? or does regular white glue work too?


    8 years ago on Introduction

    for all mini bow and arrows i use pen inks, works great!!!! btw nice insructable


    11 years ago on Introduction

    COOL!!!!!! i just tryed this with SKEWERS!!!!!! the bigger toothpick :D and it works i didnt boil it in hot watter thou :p i just bent it little by little under a stream of water works for me >>>>>AND<<<<<<<<<\ USE SKEWERS FOR AMMO IT ROCKS BECAUSE OF THE RANGE AND IT WORKS REALLY WELL!!!!!

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    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    hey i made a bow out of skewers 2!!! but u should check mine out looks sweet and shoots far link


    10 years ago on Introduction

    I made a sort of "improved" version.Well, I had no small rubber bands, so I had to cut a big rubber band down the middle a lot. I bent the toothpick with my fingers, because i'm pretty sure boiling the toothpick makes it a bit weaker. I didn't bend it near as much as you did, cuz most of the power comes from the toothpick. Anywho, I had no glue whatsoever, so i cut notches into the toothpick with my pocket knife, tied the rubber band around them, wrapped medical tape around it, then scoth tape, and voila, I had a toothpick bow. I've been trying to find better ammo, I think the insides of pens might work. Just gotta use up all my pens first :).


    11 years ago on Introduction

    Try the Macro setting on your camera to avoid blurry pictures.