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Picture of Paper Airplane Crossbow Launcher

This crossbow is perfect for shooting paper airplanes, and not making your arm tired in the process!

Step 1: Materials

For this project, you will need:

  • A LOT of Popsicle Sticks
  • Clothespins
  • Electric Tape/Duct Tape
  • Utility Knife
  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks for the Glue Gun
  • A lot of cardboard (preferably a large sheet)
  • Scissors
  • Thick rubber-bands
  • Twine
  • Sandpaper
  • Sharpies and Pencils (marking measurements) and (designs - optional)
  • Several sheets of paper (for making paper airplanes) NOT PICTURED
  • Ruler NOT PICTURED
  • Dental Floss NOT PICTURED

Have all your materials gathered before you start to make sure you have everything.

denny774 years ago
Good job dude! It looks awesome plus I like you added mods too!

Could you post a how-to video on YouTube?

I looked, but no one has posted one... and this has been out for a year!

I was trying to make this with my son... and got stuck. The early steps were fairly straightforward, but the crossbow portion was not well explained. It seems to assume I already know something I don't, and there is no video of how it is done.

Really a bit frustrating. The mechanical thrower didn't arrive in the mail on time, and we needed this for a science project ASAP.

Where's the video?
oneofakind3 (author)  ImanuelEzra824 years ago

The video(s) are in Step 11 and Step 13. You have to click the link provided and let it play in Windows Media Player!

Thank you!

cool dude

Jeph Diel4 years ago
very cool! voted!
oneofakind3 (author)  Jeph Diel4 years ago

Thanks!!!

THEFIRSTBDC4 years ago
Nice work! Where's the video?
oneofakind3 (author)  THEFIRSTBDC4 years ago

Thank you! The video(s) are in Step 11 and Step 13. You have to click the link provided and let it play in Windows Media Player!

seamster4 years ago

This is a really cool idea! My kids would love this. Thank you!