Mini Crossbow




Introduction: Mini Crossbow

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Hello people! In this instructable I will show you how to make a mini crossbow. Of course streaking burning matches at your own risk!

Step 1: Things You Need

You need:

  • 2 popsicle sticks
  • rubber band
  • bottle cap
  • Matches
  • Hot glue gun
  • Soldering iron
  • Nippers
  • Marker

Step 2: Preparing the Bottle Cap

Draw a cross on the bottle cap. Mark on each end of the cross 1 centimeter on the side of the bottle cap. Seen from above, the upper and lower approximately 3 millimeters from the top, the left and right 5 millimeters from the upper edge.

Use the soldering iron to open the markings on the sides. These are about 11 millimeters wide.

Step 3: Fitting the Cross

Push the popsicle sticks now through the holes in the bottle cap. Glue them with hot glue.

Step 4: Hole for Projectile

Make a hole (2 mm) in the front and back of the cap with the soldering iron.

Step 5: Assemble the Rubber Band

Make a small indentation on the left and right of the popsicle stick with the nippers. Put the rubber band around it and put him behind the bottle cap.

Step 6: Ready!

Ready! Great shooting fun !!

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5 Discussions


4 years ago

Not really but okay

Oscar L-B

4 years ago

This is an exact copy of DaveHax's design.


Reply 4 years ago

Checked and it is not. It is similar in design, however this one uses a different way of spanning the rubber band resembling a bit more like a crossbow.


Reply 4 years ago

Thanks ;)


Reply 4 years ago

It's not a copy! Thank you.