How To Make A Childrens Toy Crossbow
Bryan with his Crossbow
Elastic Bands stretched between 2 screws or nails
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
TOOLS YOU NEED
1 HAMMER OR SCREWDRIVER
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