Easy Blow Gun With Paper Darts




Easy blowgun with paper darts
Fast to make
Even faster to shoot


Step 1: What You Need

What do you need you ask?

1. Tons of paper

Lined paper is the best for sharpness
Blank paper is the best for wheight

2. Scisors (Cutting board is optional)

3. Tape (Optional, But recommended)
You will need tape for the firing tube

Step 2: Cut the Paper

This is easy, Just cut the sheet into 4 smaller sheets (about 2.75 by 8.5)
They dont have to be the same, and if you can make 5 per sheet, thats better, just dont make them too small or too big

Step 3: Rolling the Paper

First, Take a sheet of paper

Roll it and try and form a cone

Make sure theres a tip at the end, and also make sure that when the last bit of paper is being rolled it is not parallel with the edge. If you do this you will know what I mean (if you dont understand that wording) because it is hard to get it taped when it is like this.

Tape the end
Lick the end and make the paper stick to itself

Cut of the excess "tail" at the end
Also if you have holepunched paper, and there are holes, make sure that the tip does NOT have any holes and no holes are showing. This is for Aerodynamics

Step 4: Making the Tube

Easy, just roll a piece of paper lengthwize (the longer the tube, the more accurate)

make sure the arrows are thin enought to just fit the in the tube, if the tube is bigger, try making the tube thinner, if the arrows are bigger, put the arrow in the tube and mark where it gets stuck. cut where the arrow gets stuck PLUS a bit extra so there is less energy waisted by friction.

Tape the tube to it stays there

Step 5: Fix Your Dart to Aerodynamicicity (just Making It Air Worthy), and Your DONE!

Making sure that there are no holes (for holepunched paper) showing. Also if there is a tip of paper that is showing tape it down

Step 6: Add-Ons

Making Confettie for your darts!

Simply cut up scrap paper and put it in the open end of the dart
And FIRE, a shower of confettie upon your victims.

Lazer sight!
Buy a lazer at the doller store or something, and tape it on your tube. You will want to look in the tube and make sure that the lazer beam is in the middle of the tube so that it is accurate

Night vision!
Buy a flashlight and tape it on the tube, your tube should be strong to hold this. like the lazer, align the flashlight with the tube

Step 7: Aim, and BLOW

Aim the tube at the target, Blow, simple

Fun targets:

Ceilings (foam ones (like the ones in school) so that it sticks)
Ceilings in lecture halls
Annoying people in lecture halls
Grandma's fat butt ~Bill Engvall

Step 8: Misc

Here is a picture of the blowgun (A.K.A Exhalation Tube) that I bought in Margarita Island, Venezuela. I got it for $20,000 but was able to haggle it down to $15,000. Oh right, this is in Bolivares. Converted it $8 American, got it for $6.
Ya, things are really cheap there. Its 70 bolivares per Leter of gas (ya, I think i spelt "leter" wrong), Or about 3 cents american.



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    127 Discussions


    2 years ago

    Made a blowgun with a small diameter pipe when I was a young teen. Found the instructions in the Anarchists Cookbook (yeah, didn't know it wasn't legal, got it from a friend). Anyway we modified the nail dart part and used push pins.

    Cool IBLE!!


    3 years ago

    I played with these all the time when I was a kid. We made one-time darts, though;

    used paper strips from a magazine and just stuck the pointy end of the dart in my mouth, making it wet and sticky enough for a single shot.....

    Holding the back end - insert it in a PVC tube then tear off the back that is too large.

    Then reinsert (it now fits the tube) and fire away....


    6 years ago on Step 6

    very cool man. thanks for the paper gun :).

    Sup, if want to make ur darts last a bit longer then try this (u may hav already heard of this or been told butt) drop a nail down the come and push it out the end and then cover in electrical tape. I'm gonna make an instructable based of urs but a tiny bit complex If u don't mind pls


    12 years ago on Introduction

    i used a willy wonka pixe stick straw and i and fire it across the reveine behide my hose thats like 100+ feet. and i dipped the end in aero gloss it makes it harder

    3 replies

    7 years ago on Introduction

    absolutely amazing, love it, and it's so powerful and easy to make, nice man

    Aburame Shino

    11 years ago on Introduction

    I really, really, really enjoyed this Instructable. At first it took me a while to understand how to make the dart, but I am 13. What can I say? Lol. Otherwise the instructions are clear and the photos are, too! Definitely a favorite!

    7 replies
    bowmasterAburame Shino

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    I'm 13 to and it took me about a mili second to understand the dart instructions. But I have an IQ of 139

    Aburame Shinobowmaster

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Just for the record, it took you way longer than a millisecond. ;] And you're almost at genius IQ. :P I've an IQ of 112.