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From: dartroller
Date: Mon Jan 9 14:54:20 UTC 2006
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From: seth
Date: Fri Jan 13 13:12:46 UTC 2006
pretty cool
From: Andy Munoz
Date: Sun Jan 15 04:33:44 UTC 2006
I have been making the same paper darts since 1980. My father taught me. He learned how to make them when he was a kid 50 years ago in Chile. In the past I have adapted the dart by using a pin rather than a toothpick as you show. I also used to scorch the tip using the stove top. It hardens the tip. YOu have a great site. It's nice to know that other people enjoy the dart as much a I have.
From: kyle
Date: Sun Jan 22 04:23:05 UTC 2006
This is an awsome site
My freinds and i now have paper dart fights all the time.
From: Luke Gunare
Date: Wed Feb 1 00:10:30 UTC 2006
I was taught how to make the same darts when i was about 8 years old, and now im 14 still making the same darts. ive killed bluejays, dove, quail, cats, racoons. possoms, pheasnts, and much, much more with these darts. I use a 5 ft copper tuble with a sling and mouth piece and quiver
From: idk
Date: Wed Mar 29 15:58:31 UTC 2006
what you can do with that piece of paper is realy cool :)
From: luke gunare
Date: Wed Feb 1 00:12:45 UTC 2006
i aslo spray paint my blowgun tube with green, black, and yellow spray paint. It looks really cool
From: threeme2189
Date: Sat Apr 1 20:46:04 UTC 2006
My uncle taught me how to make darts very similar to the ones you described about 2 years ago and they are alot of fun!
i use regular white A4 printer paper but i think il try the magazine paper next time.
From: some 14 year old
Date: Sat Feb 4 23:47:49 UTC 2006
thanks for hours of entertainment, making the darts are as fun as shooting them!
From: mitch foster
Date: Mon Feb 6 01:17:37 UTC 2006
hey nice site its awesome and the directions r great.
From: ottawadart
Date: Tue Feb 14 19:49:33 UTC 2006
site is cool
other things to try are the quills from a prickly pear cactus. Leave on the puffy part of the quill and shoot through a pen or pellet gun.
From: Tim Bracken
Date: Sun Apr 2 21:51:36 UTC 2006
Brilliant site mate, just brilliant! I've recently got into blow-gunning, this is a brilliant site- i made a paper dart like you said - i dont think i'll bother with any of the hitech stuff on other site, involving supergluing two scalpel blades onto a dowel rod...

The paper dart rock!!!
Thanks for sharing it!!!
From: Solomon
Date: Sun Apr 9 07:52:02 UTC 2006
I am very happy you took the time and effort to teach and give a chance to the next Generation to have fun with this great toy that is both cheap and effective... It should be an Olympic sport most definately... I remember making these when I was a child... My late Grandfather taught me how to do it... I have forgotten... Until now, and I thank you for this. :D
From: Jeffrey
Date: Thu Jan 12 01:28:36 UTC 2006
I have been making these for awhile! Thanks for sharing thais info! I am having sooooooooooo much fun! Thanks again!
From: nick
Date: Mon Apr 10 18:51:55 UTC 2006
Hey, I'm 15 and me and my friends sincerely thank you for many a good time.
From: tom
Date: Tue Apr 11 23:40:04 UTC 2006
this is awsome it is i am having troublw wit the toothpicks
From: chris
Date: Fri Apr 14 01:04:40 UTC 2006
instead of copper/aluminum blowguns, y not plastic? Thats what i use and its probably allot lighter as well as less noisy. pretty sweet site tho, thancks
From: blowgunnerdude
Date: Mon Apr 17 00:32:38 UTC 2006
great site, i've been blowgun hunting for about 2 years and was always frustrated with teh time needed to make proper darts, paper darts rock!
From: Steven
Date: Sun Apr 23 14:48:44 UTC 2006
Late 70s at an Austin computer company when bored we would shoot paper cone darts into acustic tile ceiling using a rolled paper blow pipe.
From: matthew
Date: Wed Apr 26 21:06:50 UTC 2006
Wow i love this sight it is awsome.

Only bad part was i kinda made my mom mad when i cut her broom handle up to make my blowpipe....Couldnt find any coper piping anywhere. I figure a metal broomhandle works just as well.
From: David Duval
Date: Fri Apr 28 01:15:08 UTC 2006
Great directions. I read the site last night, and made my first blowgun and darts today.

What fun!

I can't believe how fast and far half sheets of magazines can fly.
From: Dartdestroyer
Date: Tue May 16 20:18:40 UTC 2006
Thanx, This was awsome, now I can shoot my teachers in the middle of class.
From: john
Date: Mon May 22 22:16:07 UTC 2006
ive made blow darts out of eracers and needles but this is by far better. Oh and if you really want a strong dart,take a nail and stick it threw the shharp end of the cone and glue or tape it.If you want to know how to make eracer darts email me at
From: john
Date: Mon May 22 22:16:07 UTC 2006
ive made blow darts out of eracers and needles but this is by far better. Oh and if you really want a strong dart,take a nail and stick it threw the shharp end of the cone and glue or tape it.If you want to know how to make eracer darts email me at
From: A 19 yaer old kid
Date: Wed May 24 16:09:58 UTC 2006
wow I came up with something like this about 7 or 8 years ago. Altho i made the cones a bit shorter and put small nails in the end and rapt them in selertape but they are a bugger to make .these look cool :-D.
From: Carl
Date: Thu May 25 09:52:36 UTC 2006
Thank you i used to make the same thing many years ago, we would use the head of a thistle with a sawing needle pushed in and an old aerial as the blowpipe they were deadly many thanks.
From: riley
Date: Thu May 25 14:04:23 UTC 2006
i found out how to make a dart that will cut clean through a magazine.all you need ia to make a dart and roll aluminum tape into a sharp point.i lost one inside of a pillow it went in so far
From: Nate
Date: Sun May 28 03:23:42 UTC 2006
I learned this art ad dart making from a friend but this site tells so much more!!!!thank and keep on shootin
From: Phillip W
Date: Thu Jun 1 08:43:31 UTC 2006
hahahaha oh my god, this site is awesome!!! i'm going to tell all my mates and try to get a dart war going. sounds like a wicked idea, thanks so much for sharing it!!
From: Alex
Date: Fri Jun 9 16:19:25 UTC 2006
This is a cool web site I have made blow guns before but I have never tryed putting caps on the end of my darts, Also I have found that tping a nerf dart on the top of paper darts make them carry further and more useful in dart wars
From: Munkeh!
Date: Thu Jun 15 01:32:38 UTC 2006
Hi dartroller, I just happened upon your site while looking at virtual bubblewrap and I was like "This is neat!" i think I will enjoy showing my 6 year old brother the paper darts...I am 22 almost 23 years of age and I have always been interested in making unique projectiles, I have plans to make a tabletob tebuchet in the near future so I will add the paper dart to me repetoir, thanks again

From: Steve
Date: Fri Jun 23 23:57:30 UTC 2006
Hey, as a thirteen year old with nothing better to do over summer vacation, you have completed my life by giviing me, and a countless number of other people something to do when bored! These are super easy to make and take like 30 seconds...
Sir you deserve a high five!
From: Abraham
Date: Mon Jul 10 09:22:34 UTC 2006
Hey man nice site!! My dad taught me how to make these same darts when I was like 14 years old..I dont know who taught him..but they are great!! I taught my daughter how to make em too..she shoots the cats with them :(..My dad taught me that before you lick the bite using my front teeth on the make small little bites back and forth side to side on the surface of the make it thinner, and hence making it stick better. We also make them with very light thin headless nails..we secure them with masking dad has hit a crow once with one of these LoL..anywayz, i never thought anyone knew about this stuff..its nice too see a site devoted to it. Thanks!
From: dfjdthj
Date: Tue Jul 11 10:37:04 UTC 2006
if there where some videos it will be cool
From: lj
Date: Wed Jul 12 10:06:25 UTC 2006
try this:hang a newspaper up and shoot against it!!!
From: illidan
Date: Fri Jul 14 04:43:14 UTC 2006
great site...ive been making em for a few weeks now....ive killed 8 birds and a cat...bloddy thing pisswed on my new BMW
From: $pencer
Date: Sun Jul 16 19:52:15 UTC 2006
i am officially addicted to paper darts, thank you man, you ROCK MY SOCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!
From: james
Date: Wed Aug 2 11:03:37 UTC 2006
its a kool idea but i'm very confused lol but it sounds fun i found this site cause i shoot bits of paper with a rubber band and my friend told me to search "paper darts" for better ways of folding
From: bill
Date: Sun Aug 6 04:17:21 UTC 2006
My son was just playing with my blowgun that I purchased several years ago and he did not have any darts so I showed him how I use to make my own darts when I was young. They were just like yours. I then checked the internet to purchase new darts and found your webpage. What a coincidence. We use to have wars with them when I lived in Hawaii back in the 70's. All my friends made darts. It was just common practice back then. I shouldn't say this but we made them with pins in the tips and they would stick into people. We used them alot at the High School football games and would shoot them out into the fields. We use to use the long plastic pixie stick straws that were about 3 ft long since we couldn't take our pipes to the ball games. We use to make darts with streamers out the back or a whole bunch of small tiny pieces of paper inside the dart so that it would look like a comet going across the field. I haven't read any of the other letters but looking forward to it when I get done writing this.
From: Pete
Date: Fri Aug 18 00:43:16 UTC 2006
When I learned how to do this in highschool we wrapped paper around pins and shot our victims in the leg from Bic pen housings!
Date: Sat Aug 26 16:43:51 UTC 2006
Man this site is great!I kick butt now, and I use a bamboo blow pipe insead.
From: will craig
Date: Fri Sep 8 18:56:16 UTC 2006
One of my friends knew how to make something similar to this but not as good.By the way cut off the tip ,and crush the end ,then cut it at an angle.
This version of the tip is capable of cutting right through someones face if you do it right.
From: Travis
Date: Sat Oct 7 01:51:19 UTC 2006
I saw people shooting these into the ceiling at school, only they were made of water bottle wrappers. They also flung them with their fingers, as opposed to shooting them from a blowgun. Thanks for the info!
From: Alex
Date: Thu Oct 12 01:09:30 UTC 2006
These blow guns are relly cool I have been making them for aboout a year now. I have found theat if you attach a long steel wire to the end of a very short parer cone that it will go a far distance and will penitrate up to 1/2 an inch of wood although you will have hard time getting the darts back without destorying them
From: will murray
Date: Thu Oct 12 23:19:48 UTC 2006
these things are so cool. i have found that folding the ends and taping it with a bit of electrical tape. it makes them really hard and they sting like a beotch. i also tried hooking the pipe to an air compresser and it makes them shoot like 200 feet. thanks so much for the info i see yeers of entertainment ahead.
From: john
Date: Sat Oct 14 22:29:33 UTC 2006
yeah this is really informative
From: Yanni
Date: Sun Oct 22 23:10:55 UTC 2006
I am using a 1" diameter curtain rod and it works great!
From: Yanni
Date: Sun Oct 22 23:11:56 UTC 2006
The dart rolling technique is fast and easy! Thanks!
From: Nelson
Date: Mon Nov 20 22:10:48 UTC 2006
Wonderful little piece of homemade fun. Right on par with paper-match rockets and clothespin guns. My housemate is already jumpy when he has to have his back to the room. I also have a quick question/observation. I believe some types of sales receipts use the same paper and they're of similar dimensions to the half page magazine blanks. Perhaps they would make blanks even easier to produce; just cut at the desired legnth from your spool of receipt paper. Testing will have to ensue. Thanks for spreading the info.
From: Zack T. 13 pyrotech
Date: Sun Nov 26 21:49:07 UTC 2006
Thanks for making a site like this ive been looking up ways to make ammo for my 1/2in. PVC blowgun
From: Zack T. 13 pyrotech
Date: Sun Nov 26 21:51:06 UTC 2006
Thanks for making a site like this i'v been looking up blowgun ammo for my 1/2in.
pvc gun and this is the best by far
From: Emilio Lopez
Date: Thu Nov 30 16:30:55 UTC 2006
It seems like a pretty nifty idea for people with not much to do
From: Brant
Date: Sat Dec 16 23:39:49 UTC 2006
From: Axeman
Date: Mon Dec 18 05:24:14 UTC 2006
Hey What a Cool Idea. We used to do blow pipes using clay balls and the same kind of copper piping that you have used. We also used PVC pipes. Have you tried these. We had great fun until someone hit the milkman's truck! I will be teaching this to my 3 boys aged 7, 10 & 12.
From: Lisa W.
Date: Wed Jan 17 22:28:04 UTC 2007
This is a great idea, I am an Activities Director at a nursing home.Every Wednesday I get on the internet to find some ideas for our Men's Group, I found you on a bubble wrap site. I spent all day making paper darts, about 300 in all, and at 2:00 I blew up a bunch of balloons and pinned them to the cork board in our dinning room. then I called all the men down for Men's Group. We had Paper Darts all over the place We had A great time not to mention we popped alot of balloons. This is something that i will use over and over again, Thanks again
From: dragontooth
Date: Thu Jan 18 17:27:18 UTC 2007
i usually use snowberrys or other berry's but sometimes darts
From: Frasier
Date: Thu Jan 25 06:32:17 UTC 2007
Thanks so much man for this cheap, efficient dart! I have been wanting to make a blowgun for a while and tommarow I will buy a tube! Can't wait!
From: Reed Palmer
Date: Fri Jan 26 02:02:07 UTC 2007
i shot one through my drywall lol
From: chris
Date: Sat Feb 17 05:05:07 UTC 2007
this is wierd i dont get it
From: chris
Date: Sat Feb 17 05:12:02 UTC 2007
i just got it these things are wicked i just made one and hit my bro in the leg it stuck in aboout 1mm he just sat there and looked at it
From: Edmond Hui
Date: Tue Mar 6 21:10:39 UTC 2007
Simple. Elegant. You'll like the paperang. My photo pages resemble yours:
From: kyle
Date: Mon Feb 26 20:50:14 UTC 2007
great stuff - perfect fodder for some mythbusters experiment i think - i'd also like to see a scaled up version - like a giant dart made of sheet metal blown from a huge iron pipe
PS typo in why.html: "19 hat this" : "19 that this"
From: dartrroller
Date: Fri Mar 9 14:56:46 UTC 2007
Oops. Fixed the typo. Thanks man.
From: Eduardo Ferreira
Date: Sat Mar 10 06:11:55 UTC 2007
Hey Bro, I just bumped into your site and I think it's very cool. You're one of the few people I know that does so many "different" things. And I just remembered my father was teaching my children to do darts close to 2 years ago. He's arriving from Brasil this Sunday and I'm surely going to ask him how he learned that and show your site to him.
Very cool.
From: mike
Date: Mon Mar 12 21:12:48 UTC 2007
I made darts very very similar to the ones described on this website. We made them with magazine paper, and a piece of scotch tape to keep it from coming undone... I have a fun story about shooting at cars, four of us were shooting at cars at night and one hit a guy with his window down.... he almost killed us, and of course got us all in trouble with our parents... so dont shoot at cars! My favorite is strike anywhere matches at night, rolled into the tip. one other tip is not to shoot at birds, unless you really do want to injure them, cause it is very possible, I learned that the hard way. have fun!!!, stay safe, wear eye protection.
From: I luv animals
Date: Wed Mar 21 21:19:57 UTC 2007
hey keep animals out of it ok! Adam smith! Stupid Bum!
From: Ognyan
Date: Fri Mar 23 18:08:33 UTC 2007
Very nice site.
Well done for making it.
Im from Bulgaria and when i was little i used to play blowpipes with my friends.
From: rita
Date: Mon Mar 26 05:09:34 UTC 2007

No WarO
From: sean
Date: Fri Mar 30 02:24:46 UTC 2007
my brothers phisics teacher tought him how to make these. ever since that fatefull day there have been more than 100 darks stuck in that teachers ceailing. he now will not teach anyone else how to make these.
From: Soa
Date: Fri Apr 6 22:05:37 UTC 2007
Nice site.
From: Mike
Date: Thu Apr 19 20:21:42 UTC 2007
Building paper darts is something i learned to do back when I was just a kid. Everyone was doing it. Not long ago we started using them for fun again. It's a great way to play military games. It's nice that someone is taking the time to spread the word about this. I wish you the best of luck!
From: Pharaoh Dee 23
Date: Tue May 8 08:50:18 UTC 2007
A kid that I was playing with years ago, showed me how to make paper darts, and this is the first time in 30 years that I've seen them.
Thanks Man
Date: Tue May 29 20:24:07 UTC 2007
these are aweseome but I can't figure out how to make the darts with a toothpick at the end.
Date: Fri Jun 22 11:44:10 UTC 2007
kinda cool website
Date: Sun Jul 15 14:41:11 UTC 2007
hey, dartroller, i've been trying to e-mail you at, but it istn't working.
my e-mail is on yahoo, do you know what's wrong?
From: Cornel du Preez
Date: Mon Aug 6 14:07:58 UTC 2007
Hey great site! Thanx so much for the info!
From: mark
Date: Mon Sep 3 08:38:27 UTC 2007
Hi, I've just searched on the internet for this phenomenon because i used to do this 5 years ago.
Indeed here in the Netherlands they are quite popular, and to be honest i haven't seen them anywhere else. But i don't go often to other countries though.
So yeah it was really cool to do, but now in my opinion the kids are playing less with these "shooting pipes" and they play more on their computers or football.
An other type of ammunition we used was from the common snowberry. we used the white balls from the shrub, they are around 10-15mm (0.4-0.6") big. So they are the ideal size for the pipes.
And the noobs (like i was) always used this berry because i couldn't make arrows well. :( :P
Oh yeah, we only used the beige, sand colored, pvc-pipe and no copper pipes.
It was really cool to do and it reminds me of good times, but it's a pity i don't see the kids playing with them anymore, in this vacation of 8 weeks i have probably seen them shooting for one or two days.
It was cool to visit your site, because i did not have thought that there was a site about this whole paper darts thingy. :)
From: rest
Date: Thu Sep 6 17:34:52 UTC 2007
Ha! you thougth it was something rather unknown? Here in Dutch everybody knows how to make it, has done it in his childhood and probely still have a pvc-pipe lying somewhere around. I learnt it from my dad, like 80% of the children do, and at a age of 10, its very strange if you can't roll dart in 10sec. The tings which are nice to shoot at are; birds, cars with open window:P and open windows of houses. in that order -best first.
The most used paper(by aprox 90% of children) is the veronica, a TV magazine.
From: ottawadart
Date: Fri Feb 17 19:14:12 UTC 2006
I tried a plastic arrow stir-stick with a paper cone through my 62cal barrel and got great results. The plastic shatters on wood but makes great practic darts for stuffed toys or targets.
From: adam smith
Date: Thu Feb 23 14:04:56 UTC 2006
dude you guys rock i took mine into the woods were i live and i had the ones with the toth picks in and i killed 3 squrills and a blackbird
From: Jeremy
Date: Fri Feb 24 12:18:08 UTC 2006
I just stumbled upon this site after making about 50 paper darts :p
From: Boberama
Date: Sat Feb 25 04:05:17 UTC 2006
There is this kid I know called Shawn and he would hate this because e is an idiot (snaps his fingers in peoples faces, splatters Jello on the class ceiling, you get it!)but I think its wonderful! Great work!
From: Steve
Date: Sat Feb 25 23:02:38 UTC 2006
I would like permission to use the picture of the green dart on my webpage, I am making paper darts for practice till I find some nice film. Great site
From: Steve again
Date: Sat Feb 25 23:06:51 UTC 2006
go to google pictures and check Bois D'arc. Its a tree that is easy to spot once you know what the fruit looks like and it has awsome 3 inch thorns.
From: Ben
Date: Mon Mar 13 13:58:26 UTC 2006
God bless you and the stranger in the carpark, i'll try this very soon
From: Duffman
Date: Sat Mar 18 23:49:49 UTC 2006
This is an amazing site! Paper darts provide limitless hours of fun, just because they can be used to do anything! We need more people like you to think of other things like this.
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