Q-tip Launcher/ Blow Gun




If you are like me your parents hate guns and wont let you get an airsoft gun. This is a cheap easy way to snipe out your brother and not get in trouble with the parental units.

Step 1: Things You'll Need

You'll need...
-6 or 7 bendable straws
-Q-tips (either paper or plastic)

Step 2: Preping the Q-tips

There are several ways you can shoot your q-tip.
1 as they coome, you can take them out of the box and put them in the gun.
2 you can pull off one side of the fuzz and then when it hits you it huts more
3 you can do step two and then starpen the tip, this can draw blood at piont blank (this only works with paper q-tips cuz the plastic ones are hollow)
4 do step two and then tape a needle to the frount of the q-tip. DO NOT SHOOT AT SOMEONE WITH THIS KIND OF PROJECTILE! this is for bollon poping only!

the other thing you need to decide is if you want paper or plastice q-tips, in my experience it doesn't matter much. the difference is the fuzz stays on the plastic longer, but the paper is more accurate.

Step 3: Preping Straws

The straws are made of three parts the long part (called A) the bendy part (not used) and the short part
you need to seperate these.

once done to all straws throw away the bendys (or save them to play with later) and cut the short section into halves (called B)

Step 4: Making the Shaft

Cut a "B" length wise so it can be opened up.
then stick either end of 2 "A"s in sliced "B"
then wrap the entire thing in tape.

the reason for the "B" is to keep the "A"s strate while taping. it also provides structual support when the entire gun is made.

continue this method with the rest of the "A"s and "B"s to finish the shaft.

Now all you do is stick a q-tip in one end aim at the family cat and blow

Step 5: Going Farther

you can increace the life of your gun you can tape the shaft to a riged pole like a PVC or a wooden stick

also kyou can mount a book on the side to hold extra q-tips

if you have any other ideas make them and see me a picture!



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    19 Discussions


    Plastic ones can be cut on bias , also u can get wooden ones that doctors have and sharpen burn tip first as this makes tip a little more harder for easy penetration.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    just a quick note, the longer you make the barrel, the more powerful it is, i just shot my dad with 8 straws taped together

    Should i make an 'ible on how to make my darts? They use Q-tips and toothpicks.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    i have airsoft guns but sadly i can't shoot them in the house cause my little brother. :-(


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    O.o ur like screen thingy ur charcter by ur name looks like a kirby in futurastic armor!


    10 years ago on Introduction

    You should call it a blow gun lol. I have an extra metal barrel from a broken airsoft gun I'll probably just use that.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    D; we have a "be nice" policy and dats not nice T.T :( thast mean


    10 years ago on Introduction

    dude!that really sucks u cant have a gun! i gots a mosin nagant m44,22lr and im workin on gettin a sks


    10 years ago on Introduction

    i feel srry u cant even have an airsoft gun im 13 and my mom kindof likes guns i have a .22 LR and a 20 gauge shotgun but also im getting a crossbow. i aint tryin 2 brag or nuthin i just think that sucks. p.s. i dont have a little or old brother BUT i dooo have a little sister to shoot at.

    My brother is older, so he takes getting shot alot better. But if you think your bro is a good target... then have fun! and don't get catched. thats right is sayed catched! :)