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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.
Enjoy :)

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Step 1: Supplies

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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
6. String
7. Cooking spray
The other supplies will be added along

Step 2: Making The Gelatin

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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

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This blood bag is made from a mixture of syrup, water, and red food coloring.
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
THRE34 years ago
Neato. I am trying to make a ballistics gel using flour, water, and a microwave. So far it is not working so well but it is the best I can do at the moment.
cacj131 THRE39 months ago
I used a red jello cup and melted it then let it become jelly like again with my blood bag I. it. its a much faster way.
jongscx THRE34 years ago
Ummm... I don't see any Gelatin in that... Flour and water being heated will come out like a dense cookie...

Are you meaning to add flour and water to the Gelatin?
norbizzle12 (author)  THRE34 years ago
hmmm ive never heard of using those but hey keep on trying.... I have made some shatter blast disc out of that that are pretty cool
amconder1 year ago
That's cool I am making one today
Ctholden3 years ago
i too have spent too many lone nites whaching deadliest warrior
________Great design i snipe these of of posts with my AK_____ forskin color add syrup whether it be chocolate or caramel
Hehe, foreskin.

ilpug Ctholden3 years ago
*For skin
scartissue33 years ago
instead of the zip lock bags, you can use condoms. Many people use them. in special affects and training. great instructable.
Lol many people use them
Hitman2273 years ago
Nice work. Should of thught of this. I made just ballistics gel while ago, but no blood so I used a katch up packet instead.
cam.dav324 years ago
That is cool- a reacting target. now all you need to do is shape it like a rabbit spray-paint it and ka-boom! good 'ible, nice work
jongscx4 years ago
I'm not sure, so this is just a guess, but I think adding more gelatin would make the target denser and give it a more flesh-like consistency... so it would act more like actual ballistics gel. I just noticed that your hollow-point was barely mushroomed, instead of the typical flattened/as-ploded.