How to Make a Simple Throwing Dart

Intro: How to Make a Simple Throwing Dart

The most easy way to make a throwing dart.

Step 1: Step 1

MATERIALS
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.

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    shooby

    10 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.

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    shoobyshooby

    Reply 10 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.