How To Make Paintballs
Paintball can get to be an expensive hobby if you don’t learn how to make Paintballs at home. Standard Paintballs can be costly and the paint splatters messy. Reballs are paintballs that can be reused and don’t leave a mess but can still be expensive. The difference between standard paintballs and Reball style paintball is standard paintballs burst and splatter paint when they strike their target, Reball paintballs are not filled with paint, do not burst, and are reusable. Reball style paintballs can be made at home out of inexpensive modeling clay that comes in a variety of colors.
To make paintballs, you will need:
- Crayola Model Magic
- Paintball gun insert
- Remove the insert from your paintball gun. The insert feeds the paintballs into the paintball gun. The insert is used to measure the size of the homemade paintball to make sure they will move through the gun correctly.
- Model Magic. Model Magic in a soft non toxic modeling clay that can be purchased just about anywhere because it is a popular Crayola product. Model Magic is soft, easy to work with, and dries in 24 hours.
- Making a Paintball. Pinch off a piece of Model Magic with your fingers. At first it may be difficult to estimate how much Model Magic to pinch off to make a Paintball but with time it will become much easier. Place the Model Magic in your palm, place your other palm on top and roll the Model Magic into a ball until it is completely round. Use a light touch while rolling or your paintball will be misshaped by the heavy pressure.
- Test the Paintball. Once the paintball is completely round, drop it through the insert from the paintball gun. It the paintball falls too quickly, add a bit of Model Magic to it making it larger and roll it again. If the paintball not does pass through the insert, remove a small bit of Model Magic from the paintball and roll it again. Make sure to test each paintball.
- Drying. After testing each paintball lay the paintball out to dry. The best place to dry the paintballs is on a piece of carpet so the air will circulate around. Setting the paintballs out to dry on a hard surface may cause a flat spot in the paintballs. Dry for 24 hours before using. These paintballs may be reused just like reballs.