BB Gun Target




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

Step 1: Gather Materials

Things you need:

aluminum foil
ping pong ball or a small ball
water bottle

Step 2: Making the Mould

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

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

Step 4: Folding

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

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!

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.



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    26 Discussions


    7 years ago on Step 6

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


    9 years ago on Introduction

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

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


    10 years ago on Introduction

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


    10 years ago on Introduction

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


    10 years ago on Introduction

    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

    4 replies

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

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


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

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


    10 years ago on Step 6

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


    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.

    8 replies

    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.

    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.