How to Make a Marshmallow Crossbow

Bring back your childhood memories with a crossbow. Add more fun to it using mini marshmallows that can be shooted from the crossbow pistols. Finding a crossbow in the market may be quite difficult nowadays. So, why don’t you make one?

  • Cut the major parts of the crossbow using a mill. Make cutouts for the handles 2x at a time. Then, make the cutouts of the bows 3x a time and the cutouts of the lock work parts 2x at a time. The parts are used to prevent the crossbow from moving around and from getting jammed up. After the cutting, get your belt sander to remove all remnants.

  • Next, drill some holes for the screws and countersink them. The holes are used to hold the lock work cover. Then, run them through the drill press. If you think you can chuck up the countersink in the drill press, you may also need to countersink the holes in the bows.

  • Next, route the crossbows’ handles. TO do it, you need to chuck up the grip area for a bout at 3/8”radius. Then, chuck up the rest of the bows and the handle at 1/8”radius.

  • Next, setup the rabbets to route them so that they can hold the crossbow’s guide rails. You may need a stop block and a ½”spacer to help you do this step.

  • Make the guide rails from strips of walnut by taking a size of ¼”x 3/16”. Don’t forget to round the belt sander’s ends to make sure the fit the radius. Then, glue them into their place and clamp them using rubber bands.

  • After the glue is dry, trim them to the desired length and remove any rough edges by sanding them. Next, make the keeper of the marshmallow using 1/8”thick walnut. Glue the walnut and clamp it using rubber band.

  • Then, glue the bows to the crossbow’s handles.

  • Next, make the lock works parts to make a trigger and another part for preventing the barrel from re-cocking and rebounding when it is fired. Make the barrel spring from a music wire with a diameter of 0.22. Then, make a simple jig using a hole and make a pin to bend around the wire. Apply some glue for the attachment and sand any rough spots.

  • Apply boiled linseed oil to give your crossbow some finishing.

  • Once the finishing is dry, assemble the lock work by inserting the 2 dowels and then triggering the sprint into the pocket, and finally inserting the parts into the crossbow’s handle. Then, to make sure no part is binding and the lock is working properly, screw the cover plate.

  • Next, attach the leather and the bands. You are done!