If you have ever been a kid with ambition, or happen to have such a kid yourself, you have surely ventured into do it yourself projects that revolve around toys. Maybe you had limited means or maybe you just got the thrill that comes from creating something totally cool all on your own. Either way, there are many reasons to build awesome homemade dart guns and many, many ways to get it done.
One of the cheapest homemade dart guns is made using PVC pipe and uses marshmallows as the projectile. You can also use Nerf darts or pellets if they fit your particular set up. There are several designs to try that you can find by doing an online search. (Try searching marshmallow shooters.) This basic shooter is a machine gun type of style and the soft dart is launched by blowing into the PVC pipe. There are also many more awesome homemade dart guns, from potato shooters to real blow dart guns. Keep in mind that age of the intended user and don’t put anything dangerous in the hands of someone who doesn’t have the maturity to handle it. At the very least, provide supervision.
Another common way to get the most awesome homemade dart guns is to modify an existing gun. Nerf guns are especially popular choices to modify. Some modifications can be made easily while others require a bit more doing. Again, there are a lot of instructions available. One of the easiest things to do is mess with the trigger mechanism. This will allow you to shoot the darts out more automatically, essentially disabling the safety feature that comes with the dart gun. However, once you play around with your gun, you will be quickly looking for even more ways to trick out your shots.
Whether you have kids or are just a big kid yourself, it can be a lot of fun to play around with dart and Nerf guns. It’s fairly simple to build the most basic homemade dart guns and you can turn it into a fun project to do. Your kids might think it’s a project for them, but likely you’ll have just as much fun as they will.