Picture of How to Make a Cheap Blowgun
This instructable will demonstrate how to build a blowgun, blow darts and a quiver using only a curtain rod and various other household items.

This is my first instructable, so bear with me

Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials
- Small curtain rod (the kind used in doorways)
- Duct tape (of course)
- Drinking straws
- Toothpicks
- Modeling clay
- Film canister (filled halfway with modeling clay)

- Dremel (hacksaw will work)
- Scissors
i know its a bit old, but why not use bamboo skewers? just filter them for straightness.
Anyone know any material i could use as the "barrel" cause i cant use sharp objects and i dont think siccors will cut metal
go to home depot. in one section they should have 3 foot metal steel tubing with a 1 cm diameter. its the perfect barrel.
You could get a long cardboard tube, like the ones found in giftwrap.
mrelement5 years ago
thats sucks big
ol9879865 years ago
why not just get a maccy d's straw and blow chewed up paper thru it?
Dr.Big5 years ago
i got oss for bringing these to school ( out of school suspension OSS.)
benlee11146 years ago
couldn't u just use paper clips, staplers or needles or sumthing? by the way its nice! :D :P
defan6 years ago
brilliant site but don't now how to use it (please tell me how to use it)
kablamo6 years ago
it took me about 5 min. to make it. and it very effective :D gj
ichipoodle8 years ago
Gmastefluffy, i do agree with you. There are way too many blowgun instructables. HOWEVER, that being said, at least have the decency to acknowledge Corteztheflame's efforts for putting up this fine instructable ( i really do like it )
theres too many knex guns too 99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999 ar really baaad
halogirl nkk076 years ago
thats a lot :)
How could you? Blowguns are silent, powerful, and lethal. Do you like to hurt people? Then use a poison dart.
grut1256 years ago
it probly would be better to use a small width pvc pipe instead of a flimsy stray
Arianovan7 years ago
You and I both use a dremal tool, coolio.
This is actually quite ingenious. Nice job
i use a sonic's straw because they are big.
looks good
silentdeath8 years ago
i may try this for my science project
lukeRAMBO8 years ago
ive built the same thing ages ago and i used it at school with soft datrs to shoot my friends pretty slick
Im sorry , is anyone else sick of blow gun instructables?
--Thatguy--8 years ago
this is better than urs oko, i kno from look that ur quiver isnt that good and putty would hold better than sponge, ur too full of urself
okoshima8 years ago
my quiver is better, also the darts suck, and the blowgun sucks, use pvc pipe and about 4/5 feet of it. darts with toothpic tips come on they will last 2/3 shots tops, there are better on here
Corteztheflame (author)  okoshima8 years ago
I tried your sponge method, and the darts kept falling out
Corteztheflame (author)  okoshima8 years ago
the first dart i made has lasted at least 100 shots
Maybe you should read the little red/pink box under the comment box again?
That is..SO COOL How long is the rod you used?
About a foot long
That's it? Im defnitly trying this.
--Thatguy--8 years ago
KOOL ill try that soon, im going to get some materials and make some things then put them on this site, i only just made this account and i hav loads of ideas ;)