Introduction: Awesome Airsoft Grenade

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This is a cool grenade that is very simple to make. Perfect for battles in forests.

Step 1: Materials

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You will need;

~Airsoft BBs
~Water balloons
~Water balloon filler

Step 2: Attaching the Filler

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Attach the water balloon to the end of the filler but don't put it too far on.

Step 3: Filling the Balloon

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Put about 5-10 BBs in the back part of the filler. Then blow so the BBs go into the balloon.

Step 4: Finishing

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Repeat step 3 about 3-4 times so the balloon about 1/4 full of BBs. Then bow up the balloon and throw it at someone.


gunshow (author)2013-11-08

this doesnt work well at all.

ahallstrand2 (author)2013-03-15

It works ONLY IF you put a little extra weight such as some water, a marble (I use a marble), a small stone, or a triple A battery as mentioned in an earlier comment. It is a bit hard not to rip the balloon during the process of putting extra weight in besides water. Overall though if you are looking for something easy this is good.

kry_knutt (author)2008-09-04

To be honest I don't see how this would work, maybe if you filled it with something that would cause massive expansion so the balloon would explode sending the BB's everywhere

solpredator (author)kry_knutt2012-04-29

Don't ask why but if you put a AAA+ battery inside the balloon it will make it explode on impact.

mike11818 (author)kry_knutt2009-07-02

thats very true, one idea is that when you mix vinegar and bicarbonate of soda, you get fix! (or a bang if in an enclosed space), so this may just work... idea for exploding balloons: *get a normal water balloon. *fill with desired amount of bb's (more bb's, the more coverage). *then put some bicarbonate of soda onto some toilet paper and tape.(don't tape all around or it wont work. *put this folded bong of paper inside the balloon and then fill with vinegar.... *then tie!.... *WHEN YOU HAVE THOUGHT OF A PLACE TO PUT IT (BUT BE QUICK!) PUT IT ON FLOOR AND SHAKE IT LIKE MAD.... AND RUN! *SHOULD BANG!

chardlz13 (author)mike118182012-01-26

Wouldn't it be better to put the bag deeper inside the balloon (a little bit beyond where the knot would tie) then use a slipknot to hold the bag in place. Then pull the slipknot when you are about to throw it and the pressure takes about 3 seconds to build up enough to break the balloon. That way you can pull the knot and throw it down range to get a better combat effectiveness.

Redgerr (author)mike118182009-07-15

thats what i was thinking, or do something like the stomp thing, seal some in a small baggie and somehow put it inside.. get water balloon get bb's and put in balloon put some vinegar in a little baggie and seal (maybe opposite? baking soda?) -- put in balloon-- put lots of baking soda in the balloon (maybe opposite? vinegar?) fill with very little air tie off balloon when you wanna throw it you just drop it, stomp on it, pick it up, throw

35Timmy (author)2012-02-10

this is fool proof for those who can tie knots

#1 boss (author)2011-08-18

i think so

Air_Assassin (author)#1 boss2011-08-18


XxyourshotxX (author)2011-04-14

how are you supost to blow it up?

XxyourshotxX (author)2011-04-14

i have done a similary one but how do you blow it up?

piedoom0 (author)2009-10-30

where do you buy your bbs?
Are they any good for AEGS?

dudemanclc (author)piedoom02011-03-12

bioval biodegradable bbs they dont have powdery stuff on them

KritoPerf (author)piedoom02011-02-13

you need seemless BB's for AEG's you dont 'need' them but cheap walmart, dicks, etc brands have a seam all the way around and a little bump whil seemless are smooth, most gun return policies do not accept jamming by use of poor quality BB's like 'evike, airsplat, airsoftmegastore (my choice), etc' and you can get 10,000 bbs for like 20 dollars, like tracers for good quality and worth the money

you can buy bbs at dick's sporting goods or offline on amazon or Evike.

sweetchild123 (author)2011-02-07

does it even work

llamma1010 (author)2010-03-16

u spelled blow wrong

Air_Assassin (author)llamma10102010-12-31

no he means tie the top of ballon

Air_Assassin (author)2010-12-23

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jamboo754 (author)2010-08-16

doesnt work ive tried to make a ton of things like that including your design and they all dont work the only way to make a gernade that will actuially have a chane at hitting something is if you use explosives fire crackers or something like that

Dread_Neck (author)jamboo7542010-12-15

Dont do this, use 10-20 BBs, fill it up with water (not too much) and throw. the less space, the better. i live in cali, and im going up tho mammoth mountain (ski resort) with my buddies. were gonna stop in nevada, get some M-10s, And do the easter egg thing.

That's not necessarily true. While firecracker grenades are the best, they aren't the only ones that work. Although decent non-explosive airsoft grenades are few and far between, that doesn't mean they don't exist. Here's a decent spring loaded one I just found. It's only noticeable issue is that it doesn't have a 360 degree radius.

your right but 99% of the time they don't work but there are a few out there that work. i just stick with explosivies because there great and i know they work

Air_Assassin (author)2010-12-13

that is awesome

bobandthemonkey (author)2010-09-05


poper123 (author)2010-08-04

i live in donwtonw atawa in a condo

hhhttt (author)2010-03-19

add some Ramen noodle flavor packs, hide it in or on a tree, and shoot it. BOOM they are out. but make sure it is totally filled with air, or it wont pop and you give away your position

airsoftbeast40 (author)hhhttt2010-04-27

why ramen noodle packs?

hhhttt (author)airsoftbeast402010-04-27

because it makes their nose really irritated and mkaes them too busy with their nose than with the gun i do it all of the time try not to get it in their eyes tho

airsoftbeast40 (author)hhhttt2010-04-27

oh ha ha thats good i thought you meant there was a chemical in it or somehting that made it explode =)

tehgreatiam (author)2009-05-20

ok, im confused. the instructable says nothing about filling the balloon with anything but air and bbs. meaning no water, right? but a lot of people are saying that it didn't work because they didn't use enough water. but anyways, how would this work? if its full of air, wouldn't it just go 2 or 3 feet after you throw it then float gently to the ground? another thing, if it was full of water, wouldnt it just hit the floor and scatter bbs around the floor with no momentum upward?

daelans (author)tehgreatiam2009-05-28

it wont work, ive filled balloons half full with water and thrown them, no pop, this wont work, unless lands ona spike or something, and it wont work to good at that.

slippdiddy (author)daelans2010-03-22

if it does not pop fill it up more or blow it up more..... just like a water balloon

tehgreatiam (author)daelans2009-06-03

exactly. unless he means that were not supposed to tie it. his instructable is lacking a lot of explanation. he said to blow it up and throw it at someone. a balloon filled with air won't explode. then i thought maybe youre not supposed to tie it. until, that is, i saw the picture where it was tied.

have u ever thrown a water ballon the water goes in almost every direction carrying the bb's with it.

well maybe he should have said fill the balloon with water instead of blow up the balloon. and no, i havent.

kid3 (author)tehgreatiam2009-10-01

holy crap man youv'e never thrown a water balloon

teddy1998 (author)2010-03-17

 yeah, i agree with dandy cause if its just a ballon filled 1/4 with bbs, it probably won't go very far and might not pop

dandychris395 (author)2010-03-10

You should fill it up with water instead of air

josefu0 (author)2010-03-09

the cheapest bb you can get is 5000 for $3.50 in a bag. if you buy those container one you are paying extra. each 1000bb can be brought about $1 in a bag.

spartan 2209 (author)2010-02-19

Oh, my bad. Haha, you just blow it with your mouth.

Jacko13 (author)2009-12-05

heres an idea:

-fill the balloon about eh... 1/4 of the way with water, probably a little less (THIS FIXES THE POPPING PROBLEM. it adds weight. it'll acheive about 1/4 terminal velocity on the way down. minus the weight of the BBs.)

-fill about one more quarter of the balloon with BBs.

if nuthin else, surprise your prey of choice with a splash ICE...COLD...WHATA!!!!
what i mean is put the ICE...CO- well, u get it, put it in the balloon




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halofreak790 (author)2009-06-12

this is not asome but its ok o o ( ___

kid3 (author)halofreak7902009-10-01

awsome is not spelled a-s-o-m-e it is spelled a-w-e-s-o-m-e

AirsoftMan (author)2008-09-20

not really

zimmemic25 (author)AirsoftMan2008-10-25

if it doesnt hurt, why should i waste ammo?

knex_mepalm (author)zimmemic252009-08-30

it offers a distraction to the opponent while you shoot them with your painful rpg 7 *cough* i mean airsoft gun

Redgerr (author)zimmemic252009-07-15

to win O_o often it dosnt hurt from far, honor code cheif

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