Introduction: BB Gun Target

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Make a target that shoots out flour when you hit it with your airsoft/bb/pellet gun.

Step 1: Gather Materials

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Things you need:

aluminum foil
ping pong ball or a small ball
water bottle

Step 2: Making the Mould

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Take the ping pong ball and wrap it half way up in aluminum foil.

Then take the ping pong ball out without destroying the mould so you have a small indent.

Step 3: Adding the Flour

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fill the indent with flour, then take the spoon and compress the flour as much as possible.

Step 4: Folding

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Close up the flour hole by folding the aluminum sheet in half, then continue folding over...

then fold over the right side and then the left side.

you will then have a small packet, compress it as much as you can, the foil will withstand you pressing down on it.

once your done with all of that, at this point you can use it as shatter target, throw it up in the air and shoot at it, i'll explode if you have a high enough fps. the next steps make it a bit more stable and it wont explode as easily. but its a great target.

Step 5: More Foil

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Take a samller sheet of aluminum foil than you used before, place the packet of flour you made and put it on top of the foil towards the top.

then fold over each side,scrunch up the strip haning off the packet, then fold that over 2 times, dont compress this part too much because you want a snug fit.

Step 6: FIRE!

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set the stub of the packet inside the water bottle, you may want to fill the water bottle with water to make it stable and not fall over in the wind, then just shoot it and big puff of flour will come out, after you shoot it, you may want to compress the flour again to get another big puff of flour.

i couldnt get a picture of the puff of the flour but i got a picture of what it looks like after you shoot it.


curentasw85 (author)2012-02-24

i just got a airsoft gun and the target blew out haha

gxmon3y (author)2009-05-06

this thing is so fun to pop bbs into i just got done making one

Thelonelysandwitch (author)2009-05-05

Use non dairy creamer, and tape a lit match to the hole, then when shot, whoosh a big fireball comes out.

sharlston (author)2009-04-12

to make a different coulerd use a cheap make up set and grind the hard stuff and mix it with the flower

sharlston (author)2009-04-12

you could make1 big ball and then thow it in the air and shoot it then it would be like a clay pigeon

KingCraig (author)2008-06-23

Any Idea How To Get The BB's Out Of The Foil If You Use A Bigger Scale Version of This Without The Flour Staying On The Bullets, For Reuse, Coz Im Cheep

sharlston (author)KingCraig2009-04-12

just blow the flour off or wash them and dry em with a hair dryer

KingCraig (author)KingCraig2008-06-23

Use Sugar For The Filling Then Open It up And Empty It Into Bottle/ Tub Of Water
Wala The Sugar Dissolves

thoraxe (author)KingCraig2008-08-22

or you could eat the sugar. yum. :P

mattyts (author)thoraxe2009-03-23

lol i love sugar but dont forget about worms you can get them if you can eat too much sugar

jaycraw (author)2009-04-06

I got a really powerful BB shotgun the other day , I did this and it completely exploded lol

Sharpshooter819 (author)2007-09-27

Hey cool instructable. My hobby is making movies and this looks like it would look pretty good as a bullet hit element (make it hide it under a little dirt then start recording and go off camera to shoot it with an airsoft gun then color correct it red or something) any ways do you mind if I use it in a tutorial on my site. P.S. I'll give you credit and a link to the instructable or your site if you have one.

I wonder if there is some red powder you could add in to color thr actual puff. Rust or something.

mg0930mg (author)that one guy2009-03-23

food coloring in the flour?

PKTraceur (author)that one guy2008-08-23

What about paprika?

schetleft (author)PKTraceur2009-03-07

paprika works! that'd be one tasty target! :P i love paprika

goeon (author)schetleft2009-03-15


hey man i saw this comment and remembered that u can use adobe after effects on your somputer to make people get shot and make bombs explode. go to youtube and watch some of the videos there they give u some ideas on how u could use adobe after effects.

hey, sorry for responding so late, but ya that would fine.

That's okay it's to late I tried it and it didn't work, but I was using an airsoft gun (315 fps) and not an actual metal BB gun which is probably why.

knexbldr888 (author)2007-08-22

cool target i would make it but i dont have water botles first comment

mattyts (author)knexbldr8882009-03-23

well get some water bottles

mattyts (author)2009-03-23

this is a bit of foil in a pop bottle and flour but you could get a coloured pencil and a file and file the lead from the pencil instead of flour

Zippy_Pyromaniac (author)2009-01-16

Gonna try it soon. A pro is that it looks like amolotov and will scare my neighbors. Yay!

Arbitror (author)2007-10-25


buterSBob29 (author)2007-09-18


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