Make Your Own Nerf Darts. AKA: Stefans.




I like to blow things up and/or shoot them. haha ya, thats all folks.

we are goin to be making homemade nerfdarts called "Stefans" they will out preform ANY stock nerf dart.

they are simple and easy to make, I made 200 in 45 minuets.

I aslo sell modded nerf guns and homemade nerf darts on ebay. if you are interested, I can set up a auction for you at a set price. So, if you have any modded guns that you would like to buy, or just want some darts, send me a message and ill see what i can do.

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Step 1: Gather the Stuff.

To make your own black darts of foamy death, you will need:

1. Foam backer rod. I use the 1/2 inch size. (the black stuff in the pic. its very cheap.)
2. BB's (or other weights, fishing weights work too.)
3. Hot glue and hotglue gun.
4. Pillow case
5. Hair dryer

got it all? ok! good, lets go to the next step.

Step 2: Cut Your Darts,

Cut your foam backer rod into 1.5 inch lengths. I have tested them at all different lengths, I seem to like 1.5 inchs the best.

They will usually have a slight curve to them.

place your "blank" darts into the pillow case... insert the hair dryer into in pillow case and turn it on. the hot air will strighten the darts and get rid of any curves that would affect their acuraccy.

With the hair dryer on, and in the bag, shake the bag for about 1-2 minuets. Then let the blanks cool for a minuet or so.

okay, your ready to weight them! to the next step!

Step 3: Weight Your Darts.

Take your blank darts, and either hold one, or put it into some kinda stand.
Then, using the hot tip of the hotglue gun, make a small hold in teh top of the dart, this will be where the weight goes. dont add any glue yet,

now, drop a single bb' into the hole you just made, and put hot glue over it to hold it in place.

wait for it to cool and BAM! you have a amazingly awsome homemade nerf dart!

*repeat this step 99 more times*

Step 4: Go Nerf

Now, take your newly made foam of destruction, put it into a nerf gun, and go shoot your brother......errrrr a target

The first pic below is the 100 that i made.... the 3rd pic is the welt they leave.

have fun and be safe! ALWAYS where eye protection when using these darts, they can seriously hurt you. (note the welt in the third pic.)

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369 Discussions


2 years ago

it’s so cool and helps a lot (saves money too)


3 years ago

Question, Does the Stryfe have to be modded to accept the Steffans?

1 reply

Reply 2 years ago

you would need a longer pusher to shove the shorter darts into the flywheels


2 years ago

How much do I need for a 1000 stefans


Reply 3 years ago

I know walmart home depot and lowes sell it


Reply 3 years ago

Its $3.50 at home depot and lowes for 20 feet of foam backer rod


Reply 3 years ago

You can use the foam part but 20feet of foam backer rod costs $3.50 at home depot and lowes


Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

No the backer rod is not hollow, and its not supposed to work in stock nerf guns, these will only workin in modded nerf guns without the air restrictors