How to Make Paintball Weapons

by Alice Godfrey

A paintball fight typically consists of combatants shooting at each other with paintball guns. To make a paintball weapon that doesn't rely on any propellant, make an old-fashioned slingshot. The slingshot can fire paintballs as fast as you can load, aim and pull back on the rubber band. Use supplies from a stationery store, as well as from around the house and backyard.

Items you will need

  • Two-limb branch
  • Leather scrap
  • Paintball
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • 6 rubber bands, 8 inches long, 1/4th-inch wide
  • Duct tape
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Step 1

Break off a two-limb branch from a tree in your backyard. Place the branch on a work surface with the limbs facing to the right.

Step 2

Place s leather scrap on the work surface. Place a paintball that you will be firing on the scrap. Draw a circle around the paintball, using a pencil. Place the paintball aside.

Step 3

Cut out the outline on the scrap, using a scissors. Poke a hole in each side of the cut scrap, using the point of the scissors.

Step 4

Line up three rubber bands so they are end to end. Line up another three rubber bands in the same manner.

Step 5

Run the ends of one of the groups of rubber bands through one of the holes. Loop the end of the rubber band through the other end and pull it tight. Repeat this procedure with the other hole and the other group of rubber bands.

Step 6

Wrap the ends of each group of rubber bands around the top of one of the limbs of the branch. Tape the rubber bands to the limbs, using strips of duct tape.

Tips & Warnings

  • Wear protective goggles whenever firing any kind of paintball weapon.
  • Never aim any weapon that fires a projectile at a person or pet.
  • Don't take a weapon outside your house, backyard or out from an approved paintball activity. Weapons, even harmless ones, that are brought into public places can get you into serious trouble.

About the Author

Alice Godfrey is a marketing analyst with more than 15 years of experience in her field. She holds a Ph.D. in social and personality psychology. Past positions include market research analyst at various advertising agencies and corporations. Her articles on a wide variety of issues relating to entertainment have appeared in numerous trade publications.