Introduction: Blow Dart

This is an incredibly effective blow dart, its pretty fast to make and flies beautifully.

Step 1: Materials

All you need for this is a piece of a milk carton, a lighter, a nail, and something to mold it on, I found that a highlighter case makes a great dart for 3/4" pvc.

Step 2: Melt the Jug

You want to make the milk jug material go see through, slowly move the piece above the flame, dont let the flame touch it.

Step 3: Form the Tail

Push the see through area over the highlighter tube, be careful not to break the jug material.

Step 4: Cut Out the Tail.

Cut around the bottom of the mold.

Step 5: Insert the Nail

Push the nail through tail.

Comments

author
bazalaz (author)2013-11-01

nice easy thermoforming method. thanks

author
Kaiven (author)2010-04-18

 I like this method, but after using the darts a bit, the plastic actually tore on multiple darts... is there any way to make it stronger? different plastic maybe?

author
tikiman22 (author)2009-12-18

I use to make darts this way years ago except for two things. Both I believe to be an improvement. The first is using the pointy end of a plumb bob. either the brass or the steel ones work because of the perfect cone shape. the second thing is we used spokes from old bicycle wheels. they can be sharpened to the extreme and they can be longer.

author
ChaplainAugustus (author)2009-07-21

are these darts durable? I mean the ones with the paper cone break easily

author
r3ckless007 (author)2009-03-27

dude i tried that and it took me alot of tries to get it right but I used finising nails because there smaller.

author
outtokill (author)2009-03-13

thats a freakin smart way to make a cone

About This Instructable

9,018views

13favorites

License:

More by Jor2daje:Instructables Robot OrnamentWater Droplet Macro PhotographyGolfball Cannon
Add instructable to: