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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 :)


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
 
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 THRE310 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
Ctholden4 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.

...sorry
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.