How to Make a Crossbow, Bullseye, and Bullets for Backyard Target Shooting

Three Parts:Making the CrossbowMaking the TargetMaking the Ammunition

Ever dreamed of practicing the sport of archery? Well now you can. This simple how to do will teach you how to make a crossbow, target, and bullets out of everyday household items.

Part 1
Making the Crossbow

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    Gather your materials. You will need: 4 un-sharpened pencils, 1 old and crummy pen, one rubber band, a lot of masking tape, and some creativity.
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    Divide the 4 pencils into two groups of two and tape each group of two pencils together.
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    Tape one group of pencils on the other group of pencils to form a "t" shape.
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    Take apart the pen and save all the parts. You will need them for later.
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    Tape the empty pen tube on the main bar of the t. This will be your loader.
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    Take your rubber band and wrap the middle of it in tape. Make sure that you are taking the two sides of the rubber band and taping them together.
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    Slide the rubber band onto the crossbow by suspending it in between the two pencils that run across the t. This will be the cradle of your launcher.
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    Take the ink jet of the pen and put it through the tube. Let its end stick out slightly.
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    Pull back your rubber band and release
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    Use the cap of the pen to close it when you are done.
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    Be Creative! Use your creativity and anything you can find to decorate your crossbow!

Part 2
Making the Target

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    Gather your materials. You will need, a paper plate and markers
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    Flatten your plate.
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    Use a ruler to mark the center of the plate.
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    Draw an even circle around the center of the plate.
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    Draw a circle around that and around that and around that and well- you get it, until you've filled the space
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    Give each circle point values, make the bulls-eye high
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    Color in and decorate
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    Have Fun!

Part 3
Making the Ammunition

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    Find a pen and take out the ink cartridge.
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    Make a bullet holder out of empty pen tubes
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    Make bullets out of a lot of different materials. Be creative! Some good ideas are, toothpicks, tin foil, skewers, paper clips, and there are many other ways you can make them too. Be Creative and enjoy.

Tips

  • Do not aim these at anyone. You can seriously hurt someone.

Warnings

  • Don't aim at anyone.


Article Info

Categories: Archery