Step 2: now for the folding

folding is the most important step. this will determine the firmness and shape of the wasp.

The first and most important fold all fold are important so measure twice fold once and sharply crease it

First fold the paper top to bottom. (hamburger style)*pic 1*

Then fold again left to right. *pic 2*

Then fold again top to bottom. *pic 3*

After this is done rotate it to the right. *pic 4*
it hurts like HELL and i shot myself by accident and i started crying
has anyone made one of these yet? im just curious
about <strong>every day</strong>.... i kill bugs in my house. some <em>banana spiders </em>and stuff...
they're not called "paper darts" or "v-darts" they're called paper hornets b/c it hurts like a hornet sting duh
Well bumpus you to are wrong with the name they are actually called paper wasps.
WRONG! hornets are a inch or so in length, bumblebees are about 1/4-1/2 and inch and are really thick, wasps are long ones:2 inches or more.
anyway the point still remains
this is ultimate in no way the ultimate hornet is one i made a folded tin can with needle in its tip
Well bumpus you to are wrong with the name they are actually called paper wasps.
Well, saquatchman, you too are wrong, because the name is different from area to area (in reality, they don't exist in my part of the world).
We had to have a huge assembly at my school because some kids did this. And plus this kid took a pin and started stabbing people. Bad idea. if a teacher catchs you with a rubber band, you get sent the office at my school
This is definitely on my list of favorite paper weapons.
At my school its called tacos. I like making them small so they sting(not bruise). Also the teacher cant really see them "GO"
i like to fire these at my sister (im mean) but not at full power these things at full power with 3 rubber bands end-to-end will sting like if you got shot
WTF R U THINKING 3 F****KING RUBBER BAND AS FULL POWER???????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
hey can you use 6 rubber bands??? and you know you said that you needed to hold the camera whit your athor hand on step 4 how come in step 5 you used tow hands???????
My camera has this little button on the side for "mode" i can set it to go off in 10 seconds and all i have to do is take the picture then it counts off. and for 6 rubber bands.....i had a bunch of rubber bands (like 20) end-to-end it was kinda like artillery cuz you cant pull it by yourself those purple bands broke a long time ago
also thats the fun firing it without the teacher seeing. we fire them when the teachers out or when she/hes not looking
i have used 5 papers before.
thats impossible...mythbusters
im definately with you. plus it would me like an inch thick!
be, not me
they are fun to launch at little kid buses (ones from the elementry school) they have no idea!!!!!!!!
i dont have the second and third things, are there any subsistutes???
lol i had a giant war at school with these in 7th grade.(2 years ago) we were having giant battles at all times for almost 2 months. It was all fun until someone stuck a 3 inch needle through the tip. Ya 6 kids suspended in 1 day lol and universal school detention for a day. Ahh but well worth it in the long run
im a 12 yr old kid. and ofcourse a guy of my age would b in to this kinda stuff. im am onna kill my friends tomorrow iwth these LOL!!!!! thanx for uploading and great instructable!!!!!!
nice instructable me and my friends have wars wit these all the time.... i know my principle pretty well... these are the kinds i make, but i like to do it with a 3 by 5 note card and just roll it into that shape. it works really well.
alright I gave up and used a vice grip, I clamped it and tightened, Works great. Also it will have so much pressure it shot up and hit my ceiling.
i made one with 2 sheets of paper and it's impossible to fold, I'm still working on it
wrap the ends with tape to keep them from falling apart. the tape that photographers use to tape film to a leader for processing work fantastic. longer wings stabilize the trajectory somewhat, as well. i usually end up cutting strips from a sheet of letter paper. never tried legal, but i'm sure the results would be even better.
these things hurt like f**k. my friend shot one with a VERY strong rubber band. it bounced off the wall and nailed me in the back of my head. had a bump/bruise for hours.
I shot one of these at my friend with a sling shot and he started to cry
i like these, but my school banned rubber bands in general instant detention if i get caught with a rubberband
me 2 what skool did u go to that banned them i went to seabrook intermediate skool
that sucks
you can fold a staple in half and fire it and it will draw blood.. ive done b4 and i put a paper clip on one and it stuk in some1's shirt i also just made an instructable like this one but i call it the Birdie
i just made this and shot my little sister she cried for like 10 minutes i shot myself it hurt like hell
yea they have that effect
I have a instructible on these. I havnt added this to the instructible yet but you can make better darts with either skinny card board(a cracker box or cereal) or really killer oones with metal(a pop can)

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