Make A Marshmallow Crossbow
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MARSHMELLOW SHOOTER Long time contributor to WWMM Carmen Salamone designed this crossbow quite some time ago and I've been wanting to make it ever since.Once I finally built mine, I wonder why it took me so long! It fires mini marshmallows.
And I mean fires them! We measured about 50 feet on average.The power is in the firing mechanism which uses Thera-Band…a type of super strong latex that stores and releases an enormous amount of energy.
Check locally: sporting goods retailers might carry it.Here's where you can buy Thera-Band online.You might also experiment with latex hose that you can find at hardware stores.PLANS Here are plans for making your own.
I've included a simple cutting template and a number of close-up photos to help you.The actual shape can be modified pretty much however you like.If you don't have a bandsaw, you can cut the pieces using a hand-held jigsaw or even a handsaw.
WWMM Marshmallow Crossbow plans (pdf)Sketchup file (courtesy Bob Justison) The only tricky part is attaching the stretchy Thera-Bands and rigging up the bow.Put the crossbow in a vise and just take your time tying it together...