Office Stationery Darts

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Introduction: Office Stationery Darts

 How to make some simple little darts out of household or office stationery

Step 1: Materials

 Materials needed:

-Press tacks
-Paper clips
-Elastic bands
-3" by 3" sticky notes
-Card board

Step 2: Attaching the Clips

 Hold the clips around the tack with one hand, and wrap around the elastic band with the other to keep it in place. This is the hardest part, and if you struggle at first try attaching one at a time (although you will need more bands to do this).

Step 3: Making the Flights

 Fold the sticky note in half to make a rectangle, then unfold again. Then fold in half to make a triangle, then unfold again. Then fold into a triangle once more the other way. These are the base folds. Fold in half along the first base fold (into a rectangle). Next, take one of the the top corners (one that's folded) and pull down into the middle, then repeat on the other side. Even out the sides. Its very simple to do, but it is hard to demonstrate in the form of text. Luckily, I can provide a picture.

Step 4: Adding the Flights

 Simple slide  the flights in between the paper clips at the loose end.

Step 5: Boards

 So, now you've got your darts all lined up, what to throw them at? A board would be a good idea, and card board works perfectly. You can make up your own designs, I just used a card board box to demonstrate.

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    I have made a different version were you replace the rubberband with a hot glue gun. But still awesome!

    it was awesome

    you got that idea from the book Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction section3 page 99 project eraser dart

    made one it is really cool, i think i should take it somewhere secretly

    I'm still trying to figure out why anybody would want a stationary dart.  Aren't darts SUPPOSED to move?

    it made out of paper

     Sorry, spelling isn't a strong point of mine

    We create these wonderful darts - great fun is being had...

    We did come up with a different fold that seems to be more aerodynamics... take a look...

    Many of these adorn the cork board behind our desk at work now!