Warning: This can be vary dangerous Do not shoot people or animals with needle tipped darts. It is very painful (I know from experience) and could cause serious damage. the Q-tip darts sting from close range and could possibly poke out an eye. Do not shoot animals with Q-tip darts. If you have a war using Q-tip darts I suggest you wear safety glasses. I AM NOT RESPNSIBLE FOR ANYTHING YOU DO BY ACCIDENT, YOUR OWN STUPIDITY, OR OTHERWISE!!!
Step 1: Tools and Supplies
Pens (removable point and end cap and both ends of same diameter)
toilet paper tube (or paper towel tube)
tape (I used electrical and packing in my initial build, I then made a new holder out of duct tape and it works much better than packing tape.)
needles (sewing needles are better than straight pins because they are stronger, its ok if the eye is broken)
shoelaces (can be old) or shoelace tips with at least a half inch of lace still attached.
needle nose pliers ( help make needle dart)
sandpaper (not shown)
Step 2: Blowgun Assembly Part 1
Step 3: Blowgun Assembly Part Two
Step 4: Blowgun Assembly Part Three
Step 5: Blowgun Final Assembly
Insert each pen body into the tube you made until it reaches the center. then insert the next pen body and repeat until you have assembled the entire blowgun.
Step 6: Needle Darts
I have seen these on many instructables and other sites. I do not know where I first saw them so I am not giving credit to any individual person.
Step 7: Q-tip Darts
You can fire plain Q-tips for short range targets such as people in a ninja war, they do sting a little so get the persons permission before you shoot.
If you want a little longer range then you can cut one end off at an angle then rotate the Q-tip 90 degrees and cut the very tip again to give it a slight point. (Warning these fly a lot farther and sting a lot more so only use at longer range.
Step 8: Covert Blowgun Holder
Step 9: End
I have been a member of instructables for a while but this is my first instructable. Sorry about the few blurry pictures. All questions, comments and positive criticism welcome. I am trying to find a good replacement for the toilet paper tube connectors so if anyone can give me a good replacement I will put them in this instructable.
P.S. Should I create an instructable for my camera rig?