How to Make a Simple Throwing Dart

Introduction: How to Make a Simple Throwing Dart

The most easy way to make a throwing dart.

Step 1: Step 1

one paper clip
one needle(or more)
black electrical tape

Step 2: Step 2

Start unfolding the paper clip and be careful to keep it straight as possible so its more accurate.

Step 3: Step 3

Make sure when your done bending that it is straight, its okay if its a little off.

Step 4: Step 4

Take the needle and put it on the paper clips end and then start taping, just don't tape it to much or else it will be to heavy.

Step 5: Step 5

Tape the bottom and use the same thickness of tape like you did on top so it will be a counter weight.

Step 6: Step 6

Hold it the same way as shown on the picture. Then just throw it.

Step 7: Step 7

This is what you will get if you did every thing righ. Enjoy!!!!

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    5 Discussions

    i made a bamboo blowdart shooter. It goes super straight and really far! (I used a rubber covered needle with yarn to shoot my friend. i wouldnt use a sharp one hes one of the only friends i have who respects me as a geek.


    11 years ago on Introduction

    Pretty cool. Why put weight on the back in the form of a solid ball of tape. I think you'd get more accuracy if, using the tape still, you gave it more of a typical dart 'tail', i.e. two perpendicular isosceles triangular wings, each bisected by the dart body axis and each other.

    survivor dude
    survivor dude

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    ive tried adding more tape to it but it either flips around or it turns on its side.


    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Hmm, just remembered a really easy way to make a blow dart. You need a shoe lace, a needle and a straw. Cut the shoelace about 1cm away from the plastic protective tube on the end, fray the lace string still attached to the plastic, and push a pin/sewing needle through the frayed side, so that it protrudes from the other side. Load into straw needle first, and get busy causing blindness, annoying holes in walls, etc.