How To: Make Ninja Darts for the Lighter Mini Cannon

Make Ninja Darts for the Lighter Mini Cannon

In my recent article, How to Make a Mini Cannon with a Lighter, I demonstrated how to make a powerful combustion cannon out of parts salvaged from a standard BBQ lighter. The mini cannon was originally made to fire airsoft pellets, but I felt it was time to revive the project with something new.

In the following video, I show how to quickly and easily make darts that can be fired from the same barrel that fits airsoft pellets. Just set up a cardboard shooting gallery and there's hours of fun to be had!

Note that the cotton swabs might be a little small for the barrel of the mini cannon at first. All it takes is a little scuffing up of the cotton with a fingernail and they will become a perfect fit. The supplies and tools required are as follows:

  • Cotton Swabs
  • Music Wire or Pins
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors
  • Side Cutters or Wire Snips
  • A File to sharpen the wire if desired
  • One Mini Cannon as is made in this project

Have fun! Remember to never point this cannon at any living thing.

If you would like to see more of my projects feel free to stop by my YouTube channel, and subscribe to be updated when I post new ones.

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