What kind of fireworks will you be handling tomorrow during your 4th of July celebration? Firecrackers? Torpedoes? Roman candles? Homemade aerial ball shells with a potassium nitrate, charcoal and sulfur mixture? Whatever fireworks you may be using on Independence Day, make s ...more
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This bomb is far better than any of the simple bombs on this website and all the equipment can be bought in a supermarket. So, have fun! Gathering equipment First, you will need to get all the things that you are going use. These things will be: an aerosol can, tin foil and ...more
The RGD-5 hand grenade is a post World War II Russian anti-personnel fragmentation grenade. It is still in service in many of Russia's former client states. The grenade is egg-shaped with no external ribbing, except for a lateral ridge where the two halves of the grenade join ...more
Ammonium nitrate is a dangerous explosive found in a surprising number of household items, including cold packs and fertilizer. This video demonstrates a relatively safe application of this chemicals powers, the construction of a homemade smoke bomb. In this case, the ammonium ...more
With the plethora of chemicals in homes today, it's easy to make a bomb here and there. This video tutorial will show you how to make an explosive toilet bowl cleaner and foil bomb. For your supplies, gather up some toilet bowl cleaner, specifically "The Works", a water bottle ...more
If you want to make flash powder or black powder for your own fireworks show, you're probably going to need some potassium nitrate, which is KNO3, or saltpeter. Potassium nitrate can be bought online, or at your local hardware store in the form of saltpeter, like Grant's Stump ...more
The video will show you how to make a bomb using chlorine and alcohol. Take 2-3 tablespoons of powder chlorine and put it in an ice mountain bottle or a plastic bottle. Add about 1/4 a cup of clear rubbing alcohol. Screw on the lid and shake a couple times until it makes a cra ...more
This how-to video describes how to make a fairly simple hydrochloric acid bomb. The bomb that is made in this video does not have an extremely large blast radius, but it can still cause damage. This particular hydrochloric acid bomb is contained in a bottle and will explode du ...more
Acetone peroxide is a primary high explosive. It is the product of the reaction between hydrogen peroxide and acetone and is an acid catalyst. It is notable for being a high explosive that does not contain nitrogen, but is very unstable and typically too dangerous for practica ...more
This is a detailed description and demonstration on how to make a Molotov cocktail. Molotov cocktail, mockingly named after Vyacheslav Molotov, is the generic name for a variety of improvised incendiary weapons, also known as the petrol bomb, gasoline bomb, or Molotov bomb. S ...more
By mixing potassium nitrate (KNO3) and sugar, you can get one hell of an amazing smoke bomb or rocket propellent. This video tutorial will show you how to make the potassium nitrate and sugar smoke bomb, just use extreme caution when making it. Video: . Part 1 of 2 - How to Ma ...more
See how to make an easy fountain using Potassium nitrate, sulfur, charcoal, aluminum, and meal powder, and of course, a paper tube. Be safe when making this pyrotechnic firework with a fuse.
This explosive video tutorial will show you how to make homemade black powder without using any sulfur. All that you will need is paper, a cooking plate, water, a mortar and pestle, charcoal, two cups powdered sugar, KNO3 (potassium nitrate), a spoon, and a digital scale. Af ...more
Sparklers are fun, but you can actually step up those mini handheld fireworks into something fit for a pyrotechnics show, as long as you're being careful and extra cautious. With the right technique and safety in mind, you can turns a few packs of sparklers into a crazy sparkl ...more
Here I shall show you how to make stable flash powder for all your uses in firework. It's not real flash powder, but the result is pretty good and not so sensitive like real flash powder. In my country, fireworks with flash powder inside of them are illegal, so I decided to ma ...more
There are few things in this world more fun than fireworks. But there are also few things more dangerous. Have fun, but be safe. Learn how to make a timed detonator for your fireworks, so that you can enjoy them!
This video explains how to make a bomb at home by using some simple items. This can be done by taking some potassium and some sugar. Then mix the both in a tub. Then place 2 lighter gas cans on the mixture. There you have a home made bomb. This can be used as some fireworks in ...more
Watch this video tutorial to see how to make napalm. Before you can make napalm, you first need a container for it, so get a nice metal container since the napalm will eat through plastic. See how to make this fun flammable substance. You'll need a can opener, napalm containe ...more
Learn how to make a bomb using flour and a balloon.
In this tutorial, learn how to make super powerful rocket fuel using nothing but sugar and potassium nitrate. This rocket fuel will send your stuff FLYING through the air at super speeds and is very powerful. Check out this clip and learn how to make the cheapest, fastest fuel ...more
This video tutorial will show you how to make a smoke bomb with simple household items.You can use this smoke grenade for cover and concealment for your mock military operations, or simply for a prank to freak your friends... you can eve use it for special effects in a cheap f ...more
The common smoke bomb is an item perfect for neighborhood hijinks and airsoft wars. With this video tutorial, learn how to make a smoke bomb from a toilet paper tube, potassium nitrate, and sugar. Wrap the cardboard tube in duct tape to protect from heat. In a stovetop cooking ...more
Making a lighter bomb can be an easy thing to do if you follow my steps—and above all—be SAFE! Warnings Do not attempt to modify your lighter before doing this. It could result in sever burn injuries. Also, please do not use it in hostility (i.e. throwing it at someone). Wh ...more
One of the most fascinating things in life is fire. But fire is even better when it's an explosion. And with this video, you'll learn how to make a huge, Hollywood-style, mushroom cloud of FIRE! These are huge explosions involving wax, water and a fire pit— call it the incred ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a bomb out of toilet cleaner. You will need: The Works toilet bowl cleaner, tin foil, and an empty bottle. First, roll your tin foil into small balls, then place them inside of your plastic bottle. After this, set the bottle away from peo ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a party bomb for under a dollar. First, grab cheap fireworks and a fuse, and place the fuse inside of the fireworks using tape. Make sure it's secure. Now, take an empty toilet paper roll and poke a hole into the side of it. Now, push you ...more
Firecrackers are fun for all sorts of things, but can be expensive or hard to come by for some people. If you want to make some yourself for cheap, watch this video for a step-by-step guide to doing so. From the Creator: This is a very similar tut to the pull pin grenade.. y ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to make smoke bombs. You will need: potassium nitrate, sugar, fuses, a cooking pot, and a stirring stick. First, put three spoons of nitrate into the pot with two parts sugar and heat the mixture. Mix at a high heat, but keep constantly stirring ...more
In this clip, learn how to make a super easy and cheap bomb out of a pen. Make an exploding pen as a prank for April Fools Day or just for fun. Be careful with the explosives though! This tutorial will teach you, step by step, how to make an exploding pen bomb for a big scare.
Okay, you have some glycerine soap just laying around the house, what do you want to do with it? Well, you could watch this tutorial to see how to create a thermite reaction with the glycerine soap. You'll also need some potassium permanganate to add to the core of the soap. T ...more
This Fourth of July grab a bunch of those kiddie sparklers and turn them into a huge flame. This clip will show you how to make one with TWO HUNDRED sparklers and some tape for an intense fire. This is pretty easy to do and will get a great reaction, so follow along and liven ...more
Mentos and coke water rocket? Been there, done that and such an old trick. If you're a fan of (relatively) safe explosives but the thought of packing another Mentos into a two liter makes you groan, then this water bottle rocket will be a pleasant alternative. Using vinegar a ...more
Smoke comes in many flavors. This video demonstrates the construction of a smoke bomb out of a few creative household items: a soda can, a piece of paper, some body spray, and scissors. This process is unlike the ones used in most of the other smoke bomb procedure videos out t ...more
Learn how to make homemade firecrackers with household items, with this video tutorial. Dig around your house and finds some Lego barrels (yes, Legos), a small screwdriver, toothpicks, blasting caps, a small cup, paper tape, and some water Make sure to have fun with these fire ...more
If you consider yourself an advanced at-home smoke bomb maker, watch this video! It demonstrates how to make a rather larger, more elaborate smoke bomb than most of it's competitors while still utilizing mostly common household materials. You will need a goodly amount of PVC p ...more
They go by many names—poppers, throwdowns, snappers, or bang snaps—but we all know them when we see them. These teeny tiny "fireworks" have been around for over 60 years and are still popular today because they're super cheap and safe for people of all ages to use. Each one co ...more
Making napalm at home from household products. First, take a metal can and fill the can up about quarter of the way. Break apart some Styrofoam and put it in the gas. Mix this until the Styrofoam dissolves and becomes a gooey mix. Let the gas soak into the piece of Styrofoam t ...more
Many of the bottle-bomb connoisseurs among you are probably familiar with baking soda and vinegar bottle bombs. For those who haven't experienced the joys of these fire-free explosives, however, this video explains in painstaking detail how to construct them at home out of thi ...more
Consider this fantastic hack a safety tutorial for DIY pyrotechnics. Come on. We've all orchestrated reckless backyard explosions. Why not cut the risk and enjoy the show from afar with this MacGyver-style mobile detonator? Make a cell phone detonator.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a bottle bomb. The materials required for this task are: a tissues, water bottle, vinegar and baking soda. Begin by emptying the water bottle and fill 1/3 of the bottle with vinegar. Then pour some baking soda onto the tissue a ...more