How To Make A Childrens Toy Crossbow

Bryan with his Crossbow

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Elastic Bands stretched between 2 screws or nails

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this is a great toy for the kids

A crossbow is a great hunting tool relativly silent, you can sneak up on an animal aim and fire without spooking the other wild life around,making it easier to go on to your next prey.

The crossbow I am showing you how to build here is a childrens toy, I built this one today and my son Bryan hasn't stopped playing with it since,I now have to build another 2 for Robert and Jennifer who are both green with envy.

They are so easy to make though and only take about 5 minutes.

HOW TO BUILD A CROSSBOW

1)YOU NEED 2 FLAT PIECES OF WOOD 1 ABOUT 3FT LONG 1 ABOUT 2FT LONG.

2) 4 NAILS OR SCREWS

3) 4 ELASTIC BANDS or HAIR BANDS

4)CLOTHES PEGS

TOOLS YOU NEED

1 HAMMER OR SCREWDRIVER

DIRECTONS

LAY THE 3FT PIECE OF WOOD FLAT ON THE DECK AND PUT THE 2FT PIECE NEAR THE TOP TO FORM A (T) NAIL THEM TOGETHER WITH 2 NAILS.

AT EACH END OF THE 2FT PIECE OF WOOD HAMMER IN A NAIL UNTIL IT IS ABOUT HALFWAY IN AND SECURE THE ELASTIC AT BOTH ENDS.

GET A CLOTHES PEG AND FIT IT ONTO THE ELASTIC IN THE CENTRE OF THE T PULL BACK THE PEG AND LET GO WHEN READY TO FIRE.

some pegs fly over 30 meters with these but they wont hurt you if you are hit great fun for no money at all. Have fun .....Jimmy

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Moonmaiden 10 years ago from Lucerne Valley, CA

I only shot a crossbow once. That sucker had a kick to it. I think I'll stick to my long bow.


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jimmythejock 10 years ago from Scotland Author

lol if you build this onethe only kick you get is the fun factor.....jimmy


hey dude 10 years ago

what are clothes pegs


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jimmythejock 10 years ago from Scotland Author

what you hang your washing on the line with....jimmy


Manifest Essence 10 years ago from Canada

Jimmy, very interesting. I used to wonder how those things were actually made and what it would be like to shoot one. They seem like fun!!


frankenstein 9 years ago

Once made a crossbow but on test firing the 14 inch bolt hit the ceiling, transversed direction of the television and plummetted through my fucking neck, never again. I will stick to the good old fashioned pea shooter


piccy 9 years ago

these are so good!

i made one in like 10 minutes :D


paul 9 years ago

this is NOT a crossbow. the wood tiller does not bend (adding to psi power of bow) and your string is an elastic instead of string... also tied elastic. ALSO no firing mechanism... what are you 8? buy some supplies and build a real bow and spell your instructions properly.


joe 9 years ago

that crossbow must not fire very good because i have been making for 20 yews and rubber band are by far the wrost thing to use


Steve 9 years ago

Hey Joe: He said it's CHILD's toy! Lighten up!


maddie 9 years ago


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Marye Audet 9 years ago from Lancaster, Texas

Showing this to my son..he has made several bows and wsa looking for instructions for a cross bow..thanks!


Zompirewolf 9 years ago

it may b a kids toy but if u want 2 upgrade it ur gunna hav 2 use a flexible piece of wood and instead of a rubber band use strong string.


Van helsing 9 years ago

yo tysm!

jimmy,ur the best i needed to know how to make a crossbow for my costume this year (vampire hunter) dude neverwould have been able to make it with out you -Vanhelsing


van helsing 9 years ago

wow these work so good

u guys have all got to try these!

and u can auctualy make them in like 5 mins w000000000000000000000t.


burn-fat 9 years ago

Now this is cool. Thanks for a great father and son project


zack the warroir 8 years ago

nice but ill stick to my long bow


Blizzard Gaming Forum 8 years ago

Awsome...just simply awesome.... seriously going to be doing this soon...


Amelie 8 years ago

omg thank you jimmy ! I have to do a crossbow for school :) you save me :)


tracy 8 years ago

This is the best site for figuring out how to build a simple machine without going through all the trouble of all this bull on the other internet sites. THANK YOU!!!

You Saved My Butt!!!!!!!!!!


Demi 8 years ago

Emmmmmm.... didn't want to know how to make a big one just wanted to find out how to make a small wooden peg firing matchstick one to fire at people whilst at school meh nvm thanks for making this anyway jim


He 8 years ago

Thanks for g8 idea


The Freak 7 years ago

this is ok, but have some more detail, a groove wont take long to fire OTHER things, and use elastic or string. not rubber bands. if this is a kids toy, then pegs are not good, coz their mums will wat the pegs, think a little.


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StevenCavendish 7 years ago

Awesome hub. I'll check out your other hubs.


somebody happy 6 years ago

Hey, thanks Jimmy!!! Your directions are so great and easy to follow!!! I got so fun playing with it!!!

Thanks :P


leidan125 6 years ago

why do i need 4 pieces of elastic? how do i connect them


VivekSri 6 years ago

You seemed to cross the thin line! Great information and great place to share your hub. Must be fun hub-bing...them


joshyboy!123 5 years ago

don't have any wood looks good anyway want to build it but i cant

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