How to Make a Crossbow Out of a Pen

If you're bored on a rainy day, you can make a crossbow out of a pen with a couple of common household items.

Steps

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    Gather these materials: Bic pen (they're usually white, and it must be a Bic pen), a rubber band, scissors, toothpicks, and a small screwdriver.
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    Unscrew the top of the pen and put aside the ink-holder.
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    Cut the ends off of the pen.
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    Cut the pen so it's 2–4 inches (5.1–10.2 cm) long.
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    Take the scissors and poke a hole though both ends of the middle of the pen. Don't worry if your hole is very small.
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    Take the screwdriver and poke it through the hole you made with the scissors. This will widen the opening. However, don't make the hole too wide.
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    At the top of the pen, cut a slit about a centimeter long. Make sure it's even with the hole vertically. Cut an equally-sized slit on the opposite side from where you cut your first slit. Repeat the process on the other side of the pen.
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    Take your rubber band and put it through each and every slit on each end and side.
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    Put the "arrow" (toothpick) though the hole in the middle, and use the rubber band on the end to pull back and let your arrow fly!

Warnings

  • Of course, be very careful. Be sure not to poke your eye out or stab yourself.

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