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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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
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
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
Here is the recipe for rocket fuel home brew: 400 gram pottasium nitrate ( KNO3 ) 200 grams suger 4 dl /400 ml water ( H2O ) 80 grams corn-syrup
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
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
Learn how to make a bomb out of bottle caps and gun powder with this step by step tutorial
Now that Chinese New Year has officially begun, you now have a totally legit excuse for making stuff blow up and send sparkly jets of flames. Embrace arsonry at its best - without, you know, actually torching something down because that would be very bad - by making this simpl ...more
In order to make an airsoft bomb or grenade, with a firecracker, you will need the following: a chopstick, plumber's putty, airsoft BBs, firecrackers, and a lighter. Take a small amount of plumber's putty. Flatten it into a pancake. Lay it on a flat surface. Place your firecr ...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
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
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
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
Learn how to make an impact flash bomb! With this video tutorial, you'll be making ninja grenades in no time! Throw these grenades to the ground and make your escape in a flash of puff and smoke. To make these flash bombs, you'll need a ping pong ball, sandpaper, superglue, fl ...more
Learn how to make a cherry bomb from black powder and a ping pong ball.
This weapons video tutorial will show you how to make an easy homemade explosive sparkler bomb with ordinary household items. You'll need some ordinary sparklers, and aluminum soda pop can (or similar object), a button battery (this is optional, but makes it explode), and a p ...more
The 4th of July is the time of year where we light things on fire in order to show our undying patriotism, but another way to show your love for America is by saving a buck or two. Luckily, you can combine the two by making your own sparklers and have a little fun with chemist ...more
If you're tired of playing ping pong, here's the perfect solution for those left over ping pong balls... a cherry bomb. This video will show you just how to make a ping pong ball cherry bomb, so gather up your materials and get started. You'll need those ping pong balls, a co ...more
This how to video demonstrates how high-output smoke bombs can be created using materials commonly found around the household or easily purchased at any supermarket. Approximately 25 smoke bombs can be made for only 2 bucks worth of expendable materials! Caution: The following ...more
This video is regarding how to make a smoke bomb out of ping pong balls. Start by cutting the ping pong balls into small pieces until it looks like fine pieces. Then, wrap it into aluminum foil and leave a hole, and place a straw and a fuse inside the hole and squeeze the hole ...more
If Xboxes and cars get custom paint jobs (and even the occasional... nut sack...), maybe it's time you consider giving your gun a personality, too. HardCorps Weaponry is in the business of customized paint jobs for guns, and the good news is they've dropped their prices due to ...more
Let us make a CO2 bomb. One will need the following: 2 sparklets, a 0.5 liter bottle half filled with water, a hammer and some nails. Hold the sparklets under your foot and punch nails in them. Then, quickly twist the cap to the bottle. Wait for the bottle to grow in terms of ...more
This video tutorial shows how to make homemade napalm fire starting goo with only a couple of common ingredients. This is not the safest material to make, so be careful. You will need three things to make this fire starter: a container, styrofoam, and gasoline. Then, to light ...more
It's easy to watch a smoke bomb, all you have to do is watch this weapons video. Although not really weapon, the smoke bomb could be devastating, causing a thick layer of smoke for hard breathing, or for simple concealment. Maybe you just want to make a smoke grenade for a sci ...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
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
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
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
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
Known for being one of the most devious scoundrels of the sixties, rebel activist Abbie Hoffman went down in history (among other things) for his publication Steal This Book, a guide to living for free- "a manual of survival in the prison that is Amerika". Boing Boing has exce ...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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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