The darts for your blowgun can be made from a variety of materials. When practicing dart construction at home, a quick option is a pack of bamboo skewers you would use to grill kabobs. Through history, darts have been carved from long, heavy hardwood splinters. Black locust wood is a traditional choice for small game hunting in the southeast due to its strength and heavy weight. Whatever type of dart shaft you choose, you'll need a fletching to stabilize the dart's flight, of course, but also to serve as a gasket and create a seal in the gun. Thistle down and rabbit fur are excellent choices. Using a floss-diameter thread, tie a knot around your dart about 2 inches from the end of the shaft. Begin spinning the dart and stuffing thistle down under the thread wrappings. There's a lot of technique involved in this skill, so be patient. The other option is a long ribbon of fuzzy rabbit fur, spiraled around the end of the dart. This method is a lot more beginner-friendly.