Introduction: Fake Fun Bullet Holes


Friends and family will gasp in horror as they view the carnage; your window is riddled with bullet holes! Sniper in the area? Wise guy taking pot-shots? Those death threats becoming a reality?

Don't worry, the neighbourhood is not rapidly going down hill, they are Fake Fun Bullet Holes. Yes, watch as your chums soil their undergarments at the very thought of dodging that small arms fire.

Okay, I know they only look like BB shot holes, but from a distance they can give the unsuspecting victim, er I mean friend quite a surprise.

I am not an expert in the damage small arms fire makes. I would imagine some bullets just leave a large hole in the wall but this will do for the time being.

Step 1: Supplies


Drinking straws (the bendy ones are best)

Scissors

Clear water based glue stick
or Saliva (sorry, this is not as bad as it sounds)

Step 2: Snip and Cut


After cutting the straws into approx 2 or 3 inch lengths slice up the tube - but not all the way - then snip out triangle shapes.

The bendy straws are best for giving nice round holes, when cutting these leave a section of the corrugated bend on the straw you are using.

When you squish the straw the end will stay circular. Ordinary straws tend to give more of a crack effect, depends on what you want.

Step 3: The Crack


Squash flat, use the handle of a screw driver, the (bullet or crack) hole will form and the cut straw sections will radiate out star-like. You can trim them down to suit the calibre; don't worry if the hole is misshapen, that just adds to the crack effect.

Next is the saliva. I have stuck them with clear glue but that can a bit permanent. Just give them a lick and press onto the glass; they should stay in place, if not then try the washable Glue-Stik.

I'm more of a spittle-man myself. Hey, it helps clean the widow when you've done!

If possible, push the sharp end under the rubber seal for support.

Step 4: How Best to Use


I would recommend you place them quite high up on a house window. The natural reaction is to brush your hand over it to check it out. So it adds to the fun if the victim is left staring at the collateral damage above them and out of reach.

On car windscreens I think it's better on the inside but before the quarry gets in. You don't want to shock the driver while in motion; we don't want any unfortunate mishaps on the freeway, or perhaps you do! Either way I take no responsibility for horrific freeway pile-ups or underwear cleaning bills.

That's pretty much it. Have fun.

Comments

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Dumchicken (author)2011-01-18

hm... could use some work but its o.k

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Chris Bilton (author)2010-07-20

sorry old bean, these are the breaks (...groan at bad joke)

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artyman (author)2010-06-24

Very great prank.

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Chris Bilton (author)artyman2010-06-24

Thanks Artyman, we all could do with a laugh these days Cheers

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ll.13 (author)2007-07-19

Interesting!

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Chris Bilton (author)ll.132007-07-19

Yes, simple but effective.

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great for that Christmas surprise visitor!!

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ll.13 (author)Chris Bilton2009-11-22

Haha, you've followed the comment up two years later!

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Chris Bilton (author)ll.132009-11-22

yea, how slow is that! Could be a record. Thanks II.13 for waiting, most aprreciated!

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Chris Bilton (author)2009-11-22

dont forget, they make a great Christmas present for that surprise visitor!!!

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bobbyk881 (author)2007-07-19

bullets whould shatter the glass if fired from a range of 30-40 feet it may not shatter if fired frome close range. nice instructable, i got to try that out

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Browncoat (author)bobbyk8812007-07-20

Air riffles or BB guns can just shatter glass. Esp if the glass has been covered with tint-film. (I know from unfortunate experience)

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Chris Bilton (author)Browncoat2007-07-21

In some ways I'm quite pleased I don't know the way bullets affect a window, on the other hand it would be interesting to see what damage each type makes. Even a musket ball. Hey look out! The Red Coats are coming!!!

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yourface101 (author)Chris Bilton2008-09-28

the british are coming! the british are coming! :-)

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Chris Bilton (author)yourface1012009-11-22

they are here!! they are here!!! ........................... finally  :~}

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Chris Bilton (author)bobbyk8812007-07-20

Never knew that, thanks for the info bobby, glad I'm not in between the window and the bullet when it happens!

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bobbyk881 (author)Chris Bilton2007-07-20

yea

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unknown24 (author)2009-04-06

interesting! i will try it on our car and see what their reaction will look like! HAHA! great instructable! FAVORITE!

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bcnr33skyline187 (author)2008-10-29

its a very fast pigeon believe me, i saw one robbing a store last week

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hahah! you're right my friend, they always want something for nothing.

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peach_fart (author)2008-10-03

i wanna do this to my brothers monitor. its crt so it will look like a part of it blew up.

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Chris Bilton (author)peach_fart2008-10-04

Good idea Peaches, never thought about computer screens, will try that on some unsuspecting victim. Cheers

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Thelonelysandwitch (author)2008-09-17

there's an even easier way, just get a small 9mil and shoot the glass.

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fab idea!

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yourface101 (author)Chris Bilton2008-09-28

omg, that a supercalifragilisticexpialidoshisly awesome idea!! =D

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GREAT IDEA =D

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Chris Bilton (author)2007-08-06

Yes my first "victim" reacted the same way, be careful and use your new found skill wisely, fear is a powerul instructable tool....

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mmzdaniel (author)2007-08-05

this is cool! my mom will be scared to death lol...

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FN64 (author)2007-07-22

The tinsel used for Christmas tree deco works quite well as phony cracks in glass & mirrors.. Might fit into your idea nicely.. Thanx for posting.. FN

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Chris Bilton (author)FN642007-07-22

Hey that's good, the reflection off tinsel sounds more effective than plastic for a smaller shatter effect. Being lighter I suspect it would adhere to the glass better too, thanks for that, trouble is I have to go up into the attic and rummage round for the decorations; it's spooky up there... and touching Christmas stuff this time of year really freaks me out for some reason...but for the Instructable cause i'ts worth it!

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rocketbat (author)2007-07-19

in one word, brilliant. P.S i like the pigion note!

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Chris Bilton (author)rocketbat2007-07-19

Thanks, that the great thing about Instructables, cool projects and an opportunity to use some smarty pants one-liners.

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