Hot Explosives & Fireworks How-Tos

How To : Make a Molotov cocktail with gasoline

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

How To : Make a match head ping pong ball cherry bomb

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

How to Make Acetone Peroxide : A Primary High Explosive

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

How To : Get Potassium Nitrate at a Hardware Store

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

How To : Make a bomb from chlorine and alcohol

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

How To : Make a homemade RGD-5 hand grenade

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

How To : Make homemade black powder without sulfur

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

How To : Make a simple smoke bomb

Scouring the Internet for a recipe for a smoke bomb? You can stop your search because you just found what you're looking for. In this free tutorial, learn how to build a simple smoke bomb using a ping pong ball and tin foil. A little tip: When building, remember to not breathe ...more

How To : Make a Crazy Sparkler Bomb That Actually Explodes

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

How To : Make a smoke bomb from common household items

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

How To : Make a vinegar and baking soda bottle bomb

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

How To : Make a simple firecracker out of matches

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

How To : Make a pull ring for a smoke grenade

Sick of the same old bomb-making videos? Well, this one might peak your interest, even if it doesn't tell you exactly how to make the smoke part. Check this out to see how to make a pull ring for a smoke grenade. To make a pull-ring, you'll need some matches, a matchbox with ...more

How To : Make Stable Flash Powder

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

Reusable Fireworks : DIY Bang Snaps You Can Throw or Smash

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

How To : Make an MRE bomb

Most homemade bomb videos feature young hoodlums from the suburbs making relatively safe smoke bombs out of common household materials. This is not one of those videos. This one features some of the world's most explosive-savvy people, United States Marines, making a bomb out ...more

How To : Make an impact flash bomb

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

How To : Make napalm at home with household products

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

How To : Make a simple bomb

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

How To : Make dextrin with corn starch

Check out this video tutorial on how to make dextrin with corn starch. To make this dextrin, good for most fireworks or other pyrotechnic needs, you'll need corn starch, a cookie sheet, a flat metal spatula and an oven. Making dextrin just might be easier than you think, just ...more

How To : Make a hydrochloric acid bomb

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

How To : Make a rocket without using potassium nitrate

Potassium nitrate is one of the main ingredients in most pyrotechnic devices these days, but do you really have to use it for your fireworks? Check out this video tutorial to see how to make a rocket without using potassium nitrate and household items. There's no KNO3 involved ...more

How To : Make flash paper without using acid

Flash paper is a fun little tool, mostly useful for scaring people, doing magic shows, or scaring people during magic shows. Here, learn how to make it yourself at home without using the dangerous chemicals, including acids, inherent in most processes for it's manufacture. All ...more

How To : Make a powerful sparkler rocket

Grab some paper, some duct tape, a 1/4-inch wooden dowel rod about three feet long, a highlighter, Elmer's white glue, wire cutters, five to six packs of sparklers, a drill, and plaster, and you'll have one hell of a cool sparkler rocket. This fireworks video tutorial will sh ...more

How To : Make napalm

Check out this explosive video tutorial on how to make napalm. What is napalm? Napalm is a highly flammable tacky jelly used in incendiary bombs and flamethrowers and other weapon items, made of gasoline thickened with special soaps. All you do is soak some styrofoam up in ga ...more

How To : Make an exploding pen bomb for cheap

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.

How To : Make a one-inch aerial firework shell

See how to make a one-inch aerial firework shell, great for any pyrotechnic party. With a little mix of gold powder and black powder, you can have some awesome aerial shells. To make the stars for inside the shell, it will be a mix of meal powder (75%), magnalium powder (10%), ...more

How To : Make homemade firecrackers with household items

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

How To : Make black powder fireworks stars

On the 4th of July you always see fireworks that are stars. This video shows how to make your own fireworks stars. You will need: Black powder ( there is another video which shows you how to make black powder) Alcohol (94%) Spoon Ruler Plate to mix ingredients on Put ap ...more

How To : Make a smoke bomb with ping pong balls and foil

Ping pong balls are one of the safest, easiest, and most readily available material for the construction of simple smoke bombs. Heck, you really only need them and tape to make a simple one. This video ups the ping pong bomb ante by using multiple balls shredded fine and then ...more

How To : Make an easy Ping-Pong ball smoke bomb

A Ping-Pong ball and a few small items are all you need to make an awesome smoke bomb. It's super easy to make! Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make a smoke bomb out of a Ping Pong or table tennis ball, aluminum foil, and a straw. That's all there is to this simple s ...more

How To : Make a bomb that explodes

Watch this instructional video to learn how to make a cool bomb using these 3 simple household materials: vinegar, baking soda, and a D/C film case. Check out this video and follow the easy instructions. Be safe and have fun making your very own explosive bomb.

How To : Make a homemade rocket with sugar and KNO3

This is a two-part video tutorial on how to make homemade rockets that work perfectly with KNO3 and sugar. In order to make this explosive rocket, you will need, yes... KNO3 (potassium nitrate, or saltpeter if you prefer) and sugar. You'll of course need to mix the two ingredi ...more

How To : Make a smoke bomb out of creative household items

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

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