So you want to find out how to make a blowgun? Blowguns (also know as blow pipes) can be a lot of fun to make and use, but they can also be very dangerous and lethal, so please be very careful. They are certainly not toys! This DIY blowgun can shoot through one inch plywood, so you’ve been warned! With practice you can easily take down small game with a homemade blowgun, and the fact that they are silent means you can take several shots to hit the target without spooking it.
(Want a near unlimited supply of easy to make blowgun darts? Time to get down the store and pick up a few boxes of bamboo skewers and some cotton balls to make the fletch.)
You could purchase a blowgun, but seriously why would you? They are very simple to make, and you can make them to your own specification. Have a go with some cheap PVC pipe and if you want to get more serious with your new hobby, you can progress to steel/aluminium pipe which is more robust and doesn’t bend so easily. Check out the tutorial below and find out how to make a blowgun at home.
If you do make a homemade blowgun, make sure you send us some photos and maybe a short video of it in use. We’ll share it on the Facebook page, so other folks can check out your awesomeness.
Apparently they are considering adding a blowgun event to the Olympic games! Time to get training! From homemade DIY blowgun to representing the USA at the Olympics, now that would be very cool. Unlikely, but cool all the same…