Here’s a DIY toy that is a whole lot of fun!
Turn PVC pipe into a super powerful Nerf dart shooter!
We have been having so much fun playing with these Nerf dart shooters. The darts fly so fast that the whistling ones make a really great whistling sound. I would recommend these for ages 5+ since they really pack some power, but if you’re shooting Nerf darts it is unlikely that anyone will get hurt.
To make one, you will need:
- PVC pipe – any length you want, 3/4 inch diameter
- A balloon
- Duct tape
- Nerf darts
- Drinking straws
Cut the neck off the balloon. Stretch it over the end of the PVC pipe (Aidan made this one with a PVC connector on the end, but it’s not necessary) and attach it to the pipe with duct tape.
It’s possible to just shoot the Nerf darts as is, but if you really want to get some impressive distance, stick a drinking straw inside the dart. You can attach the straw to the dart with more duct tape if desired. Aidan said to make sure I told you to be sure to insert the straw straight into the dart. He punctured a couple of darts by accidentally sticking the dart in at an angle.
To shoot, load your dart into the shooter:
Then pull back on the balloon and let go!
Then go fetch your dart that went over the fence… (Note the dog making sure he’s in on the action! You never know when you might find a bunny to chase out behind the fence!)