Make Blowgun Darts Out of Ordinary Stuff

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Introduction: Make Blowgun Darts Out of Ordinary Stuff

this will tell you how to make fairly effective blowgun darts out of a straw, flag cocktail toothpick, blu-tac and knitting wool or yarn of any colour.

Step 1: Gather Materials

to begin you will need:

a drinking straw (wider straws are better)

a ball of blu-tac

some yarn or knitting wool

a cocktail toothpick with flag

Step 2: Making the Dart Shaft and Tail

to make this section:

1. cut straw to 1cm longer than width of straw

2. cut 2 and a half inch pieces of string

3. place bunched ends of string onto flag as shown (do not tape, i did in photo and the dart tail sucked)

4. roll flag tightly around string

5. insert assembly into straw point-first

Step 3: Finalizing

to finish these darts:

1. pull toothpick through straw so all the wooden part is exposed

2. apply a small amount of blu-tac to make a head and to fix the flag-pick to the straw

3. ensure that the straw is sealed at the front end by the blu-tac and that no blu-tac extends over the edge of the straw (this will create lots of friction between the tac and blowgun inside)

4. cut the tail to about an inch exposed

5. fire at a target!

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    yeah!
    I want a valid reason why you have said enough

    did you know under the ciriminal code of canada blow arts are prohibited weapons which includes any device that shoots arrows or darts by breath,i am not going to snitch, but the law in canada does however allow you to throw them tho or shoot them from air guns,crossbows,bows,etc look here if you want to see for your selves http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-46

    its a good thing i live in georgia......

    Indians rock

    being from canada i kno what every thing is... anyway "blu-tac" as u bums call it is sticky tac you use it to hang posters or pictures pretty sweet stuff

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    WOOTWOOT!! Canadians Rock. I am Canadian too:)

    yes we are CANADIAN and proud of it man YHEA

    Is there already a group honoring Canadians? If not, I am going to start one...

    you should start one that would be awsome

    i just started one. look up " CANADIANS ROCK!!! " under groups. :P

    heh, you joined! we should advertise it on all the other instructables. put a link to it in the comments.

    NO!!!!!!!!!! Aussies ROCK!!!! but canadians r still good

    haha. I like the Australian accent better than the Canadian one...

    G'day mate. Your pretty dang right bout that.

    how 'bout British related countries rock? I don't know if the USA counts at all though.......