How to Make a Toothpick Dart

Want to make a cool dart? Here is how to make a dart with 4 toothpicks, scotch (sticky) tape, a cereal box or other cardboard box, a sewing needle, glue and thread. These darts work just like the real thing.

Steps

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    Get 4 toothpicks and tape them together.
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    Put the needle in between one end of the toothpicks.
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    Wrap thread around the tip of the toothpicks by the needle.
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    Put some glue on your finger, and place it around the thread to make it harden.
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    Cut a square from the box, measuring approximately 4.5cm x 4.5cm (approx. 1.75 x 1.75 inches). Cut the square across diagonally, until you have made 4 triangles.
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    Put a slit in one triangle, running from the base to the top of the triangle.
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    Put a slit in another triangle running from the top to the bottom.
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    Assemble the triangles.
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    Slide the triangular fins between the toothpicks at the opposite end of the dart (away from the needle) and glue them in place.
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    Throw the finished toothpick dart like a normal dart.

Tips

  • Soft targets such as pillows and cushions are ideal.
  • These darts can also be thrown as a safer alternative to lawn darts.

Warnings

  • Don't throw at people! These darts are sharp and can draw blood.

Things You'll Need

  • Toothpicks
  • Scotch (sticky) tape
  • A cardboard box (cereal boxes work well)
  • Sewing needles
  • Glue
  • Thread

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Categories: Darts