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we are goin to be making homemade nerfdarts called "Stefans" they will out preform ANY stock nerf dart.

they are simple and easy to make, I made 200 in 45 minuets.


I aslo sell modded nerf guns and homemade nerf darts on ebay. if you are interested, I can set up a auction for you at a set price. So, if you have any modded guns that you would like to buy, or just want some darts, send me a message and ill see what i can do.
~Twisted
 
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Step 1: Gather the stuff.

To make your own black darts of foamy death, you will need:

1. Foam backer rod. I use the 1/2 inch size. (the black stuff in the pic. its very cheap.)
2. BB's (or other weights, fishing weights work too.)
3. Hot glue and hotglue gun.
4. Pillow case
5. Hair dryer

got it all? ok! good, lets go to the next step.

Step 2: Cut your darts,

Cut your foam backer rod into 1.5 inch lengths. I have tested them at all different lengths, I seem to like 1.5 inchs the best.

They will usually have a slight curve to them.

place your "blank" darts into the pillow case... insert the hair dryer into in pillow case and turn it on. the hot air will strighten the darts and get rid of any curves that would affect their acuraccy.

With the hair dryer on, and in the bag, shake the bag for about 1-2 minuets. Then let the blanks cool for a minuet or so.

okay, your ready to weight them! to the next step!

Step 3: Weight your darts.

Take your blank darts, and either hold one, or put it into some kinda stand.
Then, using the hot tip of the hotglue gun, make a small hold in teh top of the dart, this will be where the weight goes. dont add any glue yet,

now, drop a single bb' into the hole you just made, and put hot glue over it to hold it in place.

wait for it to cool and BAM! you have a amazingly awsome homemade nerf dart!

*repeat this step 99 more times*
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ThomasM63 months ago

Where do I buy the foam backer rod???????

I just bought some at Lowes. Go to the area where they sell insulation for doors and windows. They sell both square and round, and in different dimensions, so make sure you get round 1/2 inch. It costs around 3 bucks for like 20 feet of foam.

I bought it at the home depot.

superjoe125 years ago
wait is the backer rod hollow cuz if it isnt it wont work in most guns
No the backer rod is not hollow, and its not supposed to work in stock nerf guns, these will only workin in modded nerf guns without the air restrictors
The instructions was clear, you hollow out the dart. OR HOW WOULD U PUT THE BB INSIDE???

you only need to hollow out enough at one end to place a bb in there. It would actually be really hard to hollow out the foam.

Put hot glue in first then the BB then the hot glue
hollow out the foam stuff
jwhite99112 years ago
hi how much would it cost for a fully modded nerf mavieck and 50 darts

Your post is old, but if you still want it, what do you mean by fully modded? Send me a message if you still care.

DaxMan2124 months ago
My darts stick to each other, how do i fix that?
patbking5 months ago
Do u mind if I borrow this instructuble I will give you credit
The process leaves a black secretion on my gun. Any ways to get it off?
james44 years ago
can u just use a broken nerf dart instead of the other stuff? plz reply
Yeah you can. Gotta cut the crap off though.
chubby8 james43 years ago
yeah, i think so
do these darts work in longshot clips?
If you make them the right length yeah. But if you want a shorter Stefan than you have to mod your mag. I saw the mod on Nerf Haven
Yeah, I discovered that a while ago :P thanks
I'm sorry, but your gun isn't the brightest looking crayon in the box. You should paint the other stuff on your gun, and maybe use an enamel or a better paint cuz it looks weird. Just how some parts are faded and others aren't. Just saying, but I like the instrucatable!
ilovehalo3 years ago
i got nerf stampede and it sucks more than i thought it would i mean it shoots ten feet-50 feet but my fridns say it hurts a little and i want it to hurt them i wish they had a anoption it zap the dart with lighting i the gun before it shoots so when i hits they get tazed
I see what You Mean. That'd be awesome!
Pwag ilovehalo2 years ago
wut?
I NEED TO KNOW NOW.......WHAT SIZE BBs ARE THEY?
6mm Standard Airsoft BBs.
They're incredibly Cheap.
Ojsmudge2 years ago
would this stuff work for the backer rod ?


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Everbuild-sealant-Backer-Rod-foam-Polyethylene-15mm-10m-/160489494833?pt=UK_Crafts_Cardmaking_Scrapbooking_Glue_Tape_EH&hash=item255deb5931
ilpug3 years ago
so, then DONT poke a hole down the length of the dart like the stock darts, right?
old post but... yeah :P
TRTharp3 years ago
I found this on Amazon since I can't find it locally, will it work? http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B001OBTZ8M/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new
old post but... yeah :P
If you can;t find the right size of backer rod, i bought them here : http://www.ebay.com/itm/20-Feet-1-2-Foam-Backer-Rod-Caulk-Saver-Polyethylene-/320699581803?_trksid=p4340.m444&_trkparms=algo%3DPI.WATCH%252BCRX%26its%3DC%252BS%26itu%3DUCC%252BSI%252BUA%252BLM%252BLA%26otn%3D10%26po%3D%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D7191092406316104574#ht_500wt_1156

really cheap =D
i guess it ended :(
weegee13xd2 years ago
Those look EPIC. Could you possibly sell me some?
JasonMyers5 years ago
God! Can I get some of the foam at Menards, Farm & Fleet, or Wal Mart?
Walmart may have some.

what's Menards and Farm & Fleet?
ilees basher3453 years ago
Trolololololololol
~Shadow~6 years ago
tkdswimmer. no they don't work without a modded nerf gun. if you notice, average darts have a hole down the back of them, so they fit into the rod that is down the barrel of the gun. without taking apart the gun, and breaking off that rod, the stefan's won't fit down the barrel. by the way, dismantling guns aren't as hard as it seems. I've dismantled my Maverick rev6 without doing harm the actual gun. Fires fine, and a lot more effective with the mod. I haven't made these stefans yet, but I can tell these are going to be good
I don't get how to take out the rod thingy... first i have to take out the metal bar inside the rev6 magizine, but I CANT TAKE IT OFF FOR ALL THE LEVERAGE I HAVE!!! help please?
use a claw headed hammer to get it off
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