Do you want to know how to make a crossbow that really works and doesn't cost a fortune? Here's a great way to use the stationery you have. The steps are as follows:
Step 1. Make a stock
The “stock” is the base, the crossbow part on which the other parts rest. To make it, take two pencils. Align it so the two erasers are close together. Tie with a rubber band about 2.5 cm from the eraser, and tie a second rubber band about 2.5 cm from the other end.
- Use an unused or sharpened pencil that is the same length. This will make your bow more stable.
- Make sure you have tied the rubber band tightly. You don't want your pencil to loosen and curl.
Step 2. Make it free
The “freedom” is the part of the crossbow where the strings are attached. To make it, repeat the steps above to make the same stock pieces. Align two pencils and tie two rubber bands in the same places as before. Make sure your free is tight.
Step 3. Tie the free part to the stock
This is where the point "crosses" on your crossbow. Place your stock vertically on the table with the eraser side facing you and the other end facing the opposite direction. Cross the freewheel over the stick so that the center of the release rests directly above the top rubber band on your stock section. The result will be like a lowercase “t”. Fasten the free and stock by wrapping a rubber band at the point where the two halves meet. Wrap it around until the base of the crossbow is tight.
Your crossbow should be made so that the stock and free parts should lie flat on the table when you place them. If one of the pieces protrudes at a different angle, adjust the rubber bands that hold it together so that your crossbow is flat.
Step 4. Make a slat for your crossbow
Take a pen and remove the tip, fill in the ink and the base so that you only have an empty plastic tube. This will be a "patil" to place the arrow so you can shoot it straight and on target.
Step 5. Glue the paddle to the crossbow
Align the pen tube with the stock. The tip of the paddle must lie exactly at the point of intersection of the free and the stock. The other end of the bar should be close to the rubber band at the bottom. Use a few pieces of tape to attach the chimney to the stock in two places, so that the paddle is in place.
Wrap the tape around the chimney and stock a few times to make sure it fits
Step 6. Add the string
The string is a rubber band that will launch the arrow when you shoot. First, place your crossbow on the table so that the eraser end of the stock is facing you. Now look at the free section and find the rubber band to your right. Take one of the “strings”-the new rubber band-and loop it “between” the two pencils that form the freehand. Loop it so that the string is between the two pencils and is held against the rubber band that holds the two pencils together. Do the same on the left side: add the string between the pencils and slide it so that it is right next to the left rubber band.
Step 7. Attach the rope to make the stand
This little stand is where you can place your darts, from your launch point to your target point. Place the straps next to each other near the eraser at the end of the stock. Take a piece of tape and wrap it through each loop, so you're gluing the two ends of the string together. Now take the second piece of adhesive and cross it over the first. You'll have a flat, secure point, a "mount" that you'll use to place your arrows.
Step 8. Shoot an arrow
Take a pencil, a long, thin piece of wood, or another object long enough to fit into the stylus and place it on the bow holder. Hold the stock with one hand and aim your bow at the target. Use the other hand to pull the string and arrows. Release the rope to shoot.
- If your bow looks wobbly or loose during use, use tape to strengthen it.
Experiment with different arrows and find ways you can improve your bow skills. For example,
- Change bowstring with a bigger and stronger rubber band.
- Make a better seat using a piece of cloth.
- Use scraps of wood and wood glue to build a larger stock and free.
- Tape can be used instead of glue.
- If you don't have an unsharpened pencil, you can use chopsticks.