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!

Comments

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FruitbytheFace (author)2011-01-27

CANADA FTW! nuff said

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chrizw123 (author)FruitbytheFace2011-02-14

not enough said...

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FruitbytheFace (author)chrizw1232011-02-14

orly.....

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chrizw123 (author)FruitbytheFace2011-02-15

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

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tech dawg (author)chrizw1232012-07-05

Because he can!

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35Timmy (author)tech dawg2013-05-05

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

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tech dawg (author)35Timmy2013-05-17

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

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yapoyo (author)2011-11-20

Indians rock

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bumpus (author)2007-03-16

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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FunkNattidelic (author)bumpus2008-01-07

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

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DeriemD (author)FunkNattidelic2008-02-10

yes we are CANADIAN and proud of it man YHEA

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FunkNattidelic (author)DeriemD2008-02-10

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

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bumpus (author)FunkNattidelic2008-02-11

you should start one that would be awsome

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FunkNattidelic (author)bumpus2008-02-11

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

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

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DeriemD (author)FunkNattidelic2008-02-20

theres your link WE are Canadians CANADIANS ROCK!!!

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thermoelectric (author)DeriemD2008-04-12

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

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

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

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geeklord (author)thermoelectric2008-09-13

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

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thermoelectric (author)geeklord2008-09-13

Go Australia

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Kilsmer (author)thermoelectric2008-10-07

GO FECKING SCOTLAND

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thermoelectric (author)Kilsmer2008-10-07

GO FECKING AUSTRALIA!

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Kilsmer (author)thermoelectric2008-10-08

Oh Really?...

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thermoelectric (author)Kilsmer2008-10-08

Yes

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Kilsmer (author)thermoelectric2008-10-09

ok, but SCOTLAND FECKING RULES ALSO

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thermoelectric (author)Kilsmer2008-10-09

GO FECKING AUSTRALIA!

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Kilsmer (author)thermoelectric2008-10-10

GO FECKING SCOTRALIA

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thermoelectric (author)Kilsmer2008-10-10

LOL

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Xavierxf (author)thermoelectric2010-08-23

Canada is # 1

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LiquidLightning (author)Xavierxf2010-10-05

Global warming is canadas fault.

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yea ps NZ rules

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GO MOTHER RUSSIA!

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i know eh?

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Yeah, I know our accent is sweet.

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oblatsky (author)thermoelectric2009-08-15

ruskii's 10 times better than aussie,canadianz and amercans in soviet russia tetris play you

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DeriemD (author)thermoelectric2008-04-14

than why don't you create a group like that

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thermoelectric (author)DeriemD2008-04-16

Well Cause i'm lazy

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ami the only american.

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Gibson_SG_95 (author)DeriemD2008-05-11

CANADIANS ROCK!!! Im Americian, but i wish i was canadian!!!

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thermoelectric (author)bumpus2008-04-13

No its called blu tac cause it's blue

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no, blue-tac is RED! RED I TELL YOU!

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geeklord (author)bumpus2010-10-06

Hey! I'm from the US, and I've always called it sticky tac! But I'm Minnesotan, so that's closer to Canadian than most :D

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RMConstruction (author)bumpus2009-01-03

Bums! You really don't know who you are insulting, do you?

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bumpus (author)RMConstruction2009-01-03

A k'nexer? :D

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RMConstruction (author)bumpus2009-01-03

True... But i live near the English blu-tac factory :p joking

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sharlston (author)2009-05-16

use strike anyway matches instead of a nail or toothpick then fire at rock and it pops

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DGerman (author)2008-10-31

Has anyone tried 1) wooden match shaft 2) press sewing needle, eye end into one end of the match 3) slit other end and insert split paper match (for tail, drag) Toss lightly, They stick into sheet rock walls

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pindalanderz (author)DGerman2009-03-21

you just gave me a good idea. use a wood match instead of a toothpick. and light it on fire.

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sdfive (author)2009-02-06

its amazing how the subjectcan be changed from blowdarts to canadians in 2 posts flat lol.

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