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How To Make A Childrens Toy Crossbow

Updated on June 20, 2013

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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      Fayme Zelena Harper 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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      James Paterson 10 years ago from Scotland

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

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      hey dude 10 years ago

      what are clothes pegs

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      James Paterson 10 years ago from Scotland

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

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      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!!

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      frankenstein 10 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

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      piccy 10 years ago

      these are so good!

      i made one in like 10 minutes :D

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      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.

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      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

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      Steve 9 years ago

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

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      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!

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      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.

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      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

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      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.

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      burn-fat 9 years ago

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

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      zack the warroir 9 years ago

      nice but ill stick to my long bow

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      Blizzard Gaming Forum 9 years ago

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

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      Amelie 8 years ago

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

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      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!!!!!!!!!!

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      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

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      He 8 years ago

      Thanks for g8 idea

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      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.

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      somebody happy 7 years ago

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

      Thanks :P

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      leidan125 6 years ago

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

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      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

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      joshyboy!123 6 years ago

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

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