This Instructable shows you how to make pointed or explosive 6mm darts out of household materials.

Obviously, these are dangerous, probably illegal, and a ton of fun.

EDITING NOTES: I first published this back when I was pretty new to the site, and just got around to editing it up to my current standards as best I could. Forgive the picture quality, my first camera was pretty low quality and I had no idea how to use it correctly. This project isn't too practical, but still a fun way to spend a few hours. 

Step 1: Materials and Tools

  • Push pins (not thumbtacks, use the kind in the picture)
  • Fast drying adhesive (I used hot glue, but CA glue or hobby glue would work fine too)
  • Cap gun caps (mine came in rings so I had to cut them out)

  • Power drill  with a chuck that will securely hold the push pin by its point
  • Wire cutters
  • File- you might want to use a larger one for roughing and a smaller one for finishing
  • Razor knife
  • Cheap spring powered Airsoft gun (I mean it, use a crappy one. These darts are very roughly made and can easily damage the inside of an airsoft barrel, or destroy the hop-up system.)
  • Wire brush to clean file teeth
What is an airsoft dart
<p>Does this Instructable not explain it? </p>
does it work in any other type of airsoft guns
I would only use it in cheap guns because it can damage the barrel and destroy the hop-up. i'll add some info about that at some point, thanks for the update
Good stuff I will give it a try
Add weight to the front of the exploding dart to make it fly straight
Make a video of it!!
I really need to reassemble the thing before I do that... I suppose I could, but I need a Youtube account to embed from. <br><br>Let me work on it, it may happen.
ok Thanks
i need to make ammo like this for my potato cannons.......
well, i would reccomend taking hte empty tubes that caulking comes in, and modifying them. with only a few wraps of tape they will fit snugly in a 2 inch barrel, and can be made to fly straight quite easily.
I believe lathing refers to wood
it commonly does, however, metal lathes are also common in some industries. i just said it might be lathing because you are using a tool to shape a spinning object. its just semantics anyway.
Awesome. I might do this on one of those boring summer days =)
thank you

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