Intro: 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
-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!