Lolerskaters Homemade Nerf Darts (They Get Extreme Distance)





These homemade Nerf darts rock!! they are made out of foam backer rod and get sweet distance. Trust me they are better than any others. They also fit any Nerf gun!!!!

Step 1: Get the Stuff

For this project you will need:

1. some foam backer rod (the gray coil) its inexpensive!!
2. a couple of nerf bullets to measure
3. a philips screwdriver
4. a paint brush or some kinda small rod
5. scissors
6. lots of BB's
7. a nerf gun to test em out!!

Step 2: Cut Your Dart

Cut the dart from the coil of foam. use your regular dart as a reference.

Step 3: Make the Hole

Use the screwdriver to make the dart hollow by shoving it trough the center of the dart(do not go trough the top of the dart, stop right before u poke trough it.

Step 4: Insert Your BB Weights

Using the end of the paint brush insert 2 bbs (one at a time) in to the dart. Do so the same way you did with the screwdriver. push the bbs all the way to the top without busting it open.

Step 5: Test It!!!

Load your dart into a nerf gun and FIRE!!!!!

Step 6: Repeat!!!

Do this about 200 more times!!!!!!!



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    140 Discussions


    2 years ago

    you didn't invent this. Stefan, an early nerfhaven user, did. Give credit

    Shut Up Nowsnaglefang

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    it never is hollow. thats why you use teh screwdriver to make a hole. it is easier to just remove the pegs from your nerf guns though. also, if you remove the entire air restrictors, in some guns you can easily get double the power.


    8 years ago on Introduction

    Great guide, but just 1 question. Me and my friends do a lot of nerfing, but the BB tips hurt so my friends won't let me use them. Any ideas on how to make one with a hard tip? P.S. The reason i don't just buy darts is cuz they cost too much.

    2 replies

    Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

    Wow... your friends are wimps, but you can put a small dome of super glue at the tip. it works as padding and makes it go farther. you may not want to use 2 bbs though. 1 should work.


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Trying getting some friends that aren't girls. :P

    Might leave more foam at the tip of the dart.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    where can u get the bbs or ball bearings in Australia? i try one place they had them but they want 11c or 100 $9. if u know where to get them in Australia u can email me at Thank From Cameron

    5 replies

    D: whoever made that law is mean, clearly hasent shot a bb gun before, maybe you could get shotgun shells if u can have those, they have alot of bb's on the inside

    curious youthcoolcam

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    easiest place is a bike shop or skate park. ask them if they have any popped headset bearings. then take out any bb's left in the headset and viola. although it takes a bit of scavenging and searching for a friendly place you can generally get them for free :)


    11 years ago on Step 5

    If you would like to get them straighter, put them into a pillowcase before you put the bb's in 'em, and rubberband a hairdryer to the opening, set it on high, and leave it to sit for about 20 minutes. This really helps thier accuracy. Also, if you do not want the bb's to have a chance of flying out and gouging someone's eye out, put a bead of hot glue on the end of a wooden skewer and stick it in the opening of the dart and rub it off on the bb and inside of the dart. Good shooting!

    2 replies

    Reply 11 years ago on Step 5

    20 minuteds sounds extreme. I think that the maximum should be 5 mins. Although i usually have 1.5-2.0 in stefans. Thats what these are called in the nerfing community. They are named after the guy who created them.