In this Instructable I will show you how to make your very own simple, cheap, accurate blow darts.
Cotton buds - used for cleaning your ears
Sewing machine needles (or hand stiching needles)
Tube acquired from a pen or possibly small PVC
Black permanent marker
Step 1: Remove..
Remove ONE of the ends of the cotton bud - just rip it off
Then insert the needle into the hole revealed
Step 2: Melting
Using your lighter, melt the cotton bud tube LIGHTLY so it is mouldable. Mould the tube around the needle to prevent it slipping backwards into the tube or falling outwards.
Step 3: Complete!
your new blow dart should look like the image shown. Fluffing the other end will make a better fit in the tube. This is where tape may be needed as some times the end falls off. Just wrap some tape around it again. I coloured the needle black simply because it was difficult to see with a white background. You may want to colour it simply for the look?
Insert the needle into the tube blowing from the tail end - the cotton tip. Practice may be necessary to get accurate with these tings but they are good fun. Playing on a dart board with these is a good way to get better. Distance however is all determined by the individual. Harder the blow the further it will go. Tube length is another decision up to the individual. The longer, the more accurate but more air will be needed to force the dart out.