How to Make a Ceiling Dart!

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Introduction: How to Make a Ceiling Dart!

This is a small guide on how to make your own ceiling dart. You can throw these and they will stick to most classroom ceilings, because they are made of a certain easily penetrable material, should work in offices too.

Step 1: Assemble Materials

Your materials will be only:

Scissors x 1

Piece of gum x 1

Staple x 1

Step 2: Cut the Paper

Simple fold one corner of the paper to the opposite side until it lines up and makes a square shape, then cut off the bottom piece so only the square shape remains.

Step 3: Folding

Fold a corner to the opposite side and then unfold. Do this twice, so that it makes an "X" crease in the middle.

Step 4: More Folding

Now fold it on that X so that it looks like the image below. It is creased so it should "want" to fold into this shape. It should look like a diamond point.

Step 5: Staple'd

Take the staple and bend it so that it is one long line, and shove it through the very highest point in the diamond shape, make it so it is about halfway through.

Step 6: Gummeh!

Now that gum you've been chewing (should be chewing, I'd be tempted myself) that gum piece, it should be perfect, put it in the middle over that staple, it will keep it in place and also add some weight.

Step 7: SquISH

Squeeze the gum in the point, emphasize that diamond point! Then it's...ready! Aim it like a dart and stick it to your nearest ceiling. NOTE: This looks REALLY big right? Use lined paper, that way the hole punched edge won't be part of the square, making you cut out a smaller square.

HOW TO THROW:

You throw it like a dart, so you can do it a number of ways. I tend to hold one "fin" and aim towards the ceiling throwing overhand. Some people hold a fin, stand under the spot and throw the dart upwards by flicking their wrist, it's up to you to find which one works best.

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    at my school samba rehersal, we have one practice a month without our teacher. on one of these we got carried away and threw the drumsticks at the ceiling, they made holes in the tiles. Great fun! There's also hundreds of biros stuck in ceiling tiles throughout the school. I look forward to testing this 'ible!

    how big should the square you start with be? Please Reply Soon!!!!! Also, check out something called a "SATTELITE"

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    2 inch by 2inch    use a thumbtack and hot glue, not  staple and gum

    you should use a 2 inch by 2 inch square piece of paper and instead of using a staple and gum, use a thumbtack and hot glue. These things fly so far and always gostraight so its almost impossible to miss your target.

    i remember a similar game we played in our woodwork class when the teacher stupidly left a nail gun on his desk and left the room, took out a whole ceiling tile and smashed a window ha ha

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    the paper clip bow and a toothpick tied to a straw work really well, can we used to send notes, they stick into people's bookbags, i drew smilies into the roof

    i rather take pen ink and glue from a glue stick and throw that at people, roofs, walls etc. It leaves a nice stain on every thing (tho it dyes ur hands.......)

    i made simpler ones in 6th grade i would use a g2 pen ink tube and cleaned out all the ink them i sanded a thumb tack and glued it in. then i got a pen tube that would fit over the ink tube and i would blow through it and it would stick to the ceiling

    I REMEMBER MAKING THESE THINGS IN 2006, I USED DRAWING PINS AND BLU-TACK, I EVEN FOUNDED A LEAGUE IN MY SCHOOL WHERE WE PLAYED FOR MONEY. I RECENTLY MADE SOMETHING MORE DART LIKE USING A PIECE OF PLASTIC TUBING, A DRAWING PIN AND THE INSIDES OF A FELT PEN AS A FEATHER

    exellent, nice job, worked perfectly the second throw

    if you use a thumbtack and an eraser on the other end to sandwich the paper they stick way better

    Dude make it with a pin like a drawing pin its sharper and weve been making these for years

    Yes, but those aren't always readily available, every classroom has a stapler. Usually.

    Come to Nz and look in our walls there everywhere

    you live in NZ? that place is so SICK (good meaning)!!!

    Self defence? Your teacher atacked you? Hmmmmmmm...... *_*

    for some reason, i don't believe you, its a commonly known fact that most people that say they've hit teachers, really, haven't