DIY Darts




Introduction: DIY Darts

With just 6 items that are probably around the house you can make a very cool dart. Please don't throw this at anyone or anything that is living.

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Step 1: Materials

All you'll need for this is scissors, pliers, tape, sewing pin or needle, ruler and a lead pencil like the one above. Any other lead pencil won't work.

Step 2: Getting the Pin Ready

If your using a needle instead of a pin you can skip this part. First you need to take off the ball part of the pin. You can do this by squeezing it with the pliers until it's loose then you can pull it off. After that get a piece of tape that's about half a centimeter wide and wrap it around the flat end of the pin as shown. Finally cut it as close as possible to the pin as possible. Now it's ready.

Step 3: Getting the Pencil Ready

Simply take apart the pencil and the only things you'll need is the inside and maybe the pencil tip. Put the needle or pin in as you would when putting lead in. Now it is ready.

Step 4: Finishing Off

Now all you have to do is add is the fletchings. You can shape it how ever you want but normally I use a triangle shape. First I cut three pieces of tape that are each about 1 and a half to 2 inches long. Just make sure each one is the same length. Then I put them on the opposite end of the pin and spaced them as evenly as possible. Then I cut each flap into a triangle. You can also curl the fletchings to make the dart spin.

Step 5: Finished

Now you are finished. If you want it to look cooler you can put the tip back on. Hope you liked it since this is my first instructable and if you do please vote for it.

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    6 years ago

    I didn't try that but that sounds like a good idea thanks.


    6 years ago

    U forgot to mention to curl the fletchings so the dart spins