How to Make a Dart for Less Than 10 Cents

This is a simple dart you can make in less than 5 minutes. It can be used as replacement darts for a dartboard. Warning this dart is considered as a weapon do not throw this dart at any person or animal. I am not responsible for any damage done by a dart like this.

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Step 1: Gathering the Materials

You will need:
4 matches
Fine cotton string
Neelde or pin
Piece of cardboard(any offcut will do)

Step 2: Making the Tail

start by cutting two identical pieces similar to the picture from the cardboard(piece1 and piece2). Cut a slot in the pointy edge of piece1. Cut a slot in the opposite side of the pointy edge in piece2. Slide the two pieces into each other to complete the tail.

Step 3: Making the Body

Join the four matches together with cotton string starting at the centre. (You must start at the centre).

Step 4: The Tail and Tip

Insert the pin or needle at the end of the four matches tied together. Insert the tail in the opposite end of the needle.(The matches must "hold" the tail there should be a match at every side of the tail).

Step 5: Completing the Body

Wind up the rest of the cotton string to the matches to complete the dart. Wind the end of the string between the four matches at the tip. It should hold the string in place. Cut off the rest of the string.

Step 6: The Completed Dart

Congratulations on completing the dart. This dart has quite a long range (about 20 metres or more) and is quite accurate.

Hints and tips:

You can add a layer of glue around the finished dart body to reduce drag and stop the string to unravel it gives a more proffessional look too.

You can build it from heavier materials to improve range.

You can add spin to the dart by just folding the end of the tail flaps all in one direction(Clockwise or Anticlockwise).



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