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Soft Tip Play Arrows

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Ever wanted to have a fight with bows and real arrows? Well worry no more for these arrows wont pierce your friends!
 
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Step 1: Supplies

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this is a tutorial for arrows, not a bow.

1st: a carbon arrow or a pack of real cheap arrows (do not buy arrow heads)
2nd: some foam nerf darts or something similar
3rd: glue. most glues will work, but some may melt the foam. I'm using a modeling glue and duck tape (just as a precaution)

Step 2: The build

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it's pretty straight forward from here.

1st: take your arrow and apply some glue to the end where an arrow tip would usually go.
2nd: slide the foam and rubber dart onto the glue end
3rd: this is optional but recommended. Use either duck tape or electrical  tape to secure the dart. I'm using blue and red (for two teams)

Step 3: Be safe

now your ready, just make a bunch of these and head outside. just remember to where safety masks (I use airsoft masks and paintball masks). You don't wanna lose an eye. If by chance you are injured, I am not responsible for your mishaps, so DO NOT blame me. remember these are real weapons, and are only padded down. If your an adult, I wouldn't recommend this as a christmas present for your kid. If you play airsoft or paintball, treat this like you would those sports. Anyway, now that the boring stuff is out of the way, HAVE FUN. :)
Crossing11 months ago
I would not use these, unless it was with a very low-powered bow. I would instead take a 2" (diameter) cylinder of foam, and put 2 inches on the arrow.
Connor Ford (author)  Crossing11 months ago
I like that Idea, its probably safer too. I think I am going to change my tip to that instead haha.
Connor Ford (author) 11 months ago
Feels like an airsoft pellet to me.
shaddoty11 months ago
does it hurt?
espdp211 months ago
Nice. These are the kind of 'ibles that make the lawyers around here REAL nervous. :-)