Fake Fun Bullet Holes




About: I've got a pulse, I'm walking upright and I can juggle at the same time.

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)


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.



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    32 Discussions


    8 years ago on Step 4

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

    Chris Biltonll.13

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

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

    Chris Bilton

    9 years ago on Introduction

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


    11 years ago on Introduction

    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

    6 replies

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

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

    Chris BiltonBrowncoat

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    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!!!

    Chris Biltonbobbyk881

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

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


    9 years ago on Introduction

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