After watching a lot of Deadliest Warrior episodes and getting bored with shooting paper targets with my pellet guns, I decided to make a target with a little more reaction. This is a "bleeding" target that will spill fake blood once shot. This ballistic gel is perfect to test experimental homemade weapons or covert gadgets. Even with a low budget, this is very inexpensive to make.
Step 1: Supplies
These are the basic supplies that you will need:
1. Unflavored powdered gelatin (I used a Kroger brand but many use the Knox brand)
2. Sandwich bags (the ones that don't have a zipper)
3. Maple syrup or Corn syrup
4. Red Food coloring
5. A Container that will allow the blood bag to be covered fully
7. Cooking spray
The other supplies will be added along
Step 2: Making The Gelatin
First we are going to make the gelatin.
For my bleeding target i decided to use 2 cups of gelatin, but any amount can be used depending on your mold.
All you have to do is dissolve 1 oz (4 packets for me) of gelatin for every cup of room temperature water.
After you have done this, pour the mixture into a container (this will not be the final container so you can use any plastic container) and refrigerate for 3 Hours.
Step 3: Making the Blood Bag
For my blood bag I used a 1/4 cup of syrup with an 1/8 cup of water and a squirt of red food coloring.
I mixed it all together in a cup and poured it in my sandwich bag.
I then tied a knot in the bag so it was sealed (cut the excess plastic off). You can mess around with the ratios to make as thick as you want.
Next tie a piece of thread to the tip of the bag so it can be suspended from the container