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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 contains a piece of gravel with a very small amount of silver fulminate high explosive, all wrapped up in cigarette paper. The paper makes them a huge pain to clean up later, and once you throw one down it's done.

How To: Make a large smoke bomb at home with household items

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 pipe and a large number of sparklers, but neither of those things should be too hard to come by, and the resulting smoke screen could obscure the escapes of dozens, if not hudnreds of ninjas!

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 that is in the can. Once the Styrofoam is saturated with gas you can pull it out of the can and light it.You do not want to get this on you once it is lit. It will stick to you and burn you very badly. Please use caution ...

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 due to the chemical reaction between clorhidric acid and aluminum. All that is needed to make the bomb is the clorhidric acid, aluminum, and a bottle.

How To: Easily make a homemade stink bomb

Stink bombs can be some of the most disgusting things out there. They can be bought from certain stores, but making a homemade stink bomb may be a cheaper way. In this tutorial, you'll find out how to easily make a homemade stink bomb that is sure to clear any room in seconds. So sit back and enjoy! Oh and please use this video responsibly. Enjoy!

How To: Make flash powder with KNO3, S, and Al

See how you can make some very powerful flash powder with KNO3, S, and Al in this video tutorial. In case you don't know, KNO3 is the symbol for potassium nitrate, also called saltpeter. S means sulfur or sulphur, and Al stands for aluminum. You can get powered aluminum at the paint store, and potassium nitrate and sulfur at the garden store.

How To: Make an electric igniter

In order to make an electric igniter, you will need black powder, dextrin, a twisty-tie, electrical tape, scissors, steel wool, and needle-nose pliers. This is how to make an electric ignitor like the pros do it, or the pros without proper funds, so pay attention for a cheap alternative to lighting off fireworks or rockets.

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 crackling noise. If you're just testing the bomb, set it down somewhere safe so no one gets hurt. The alcohol will start to boil and turn yellow. It gets really hot, and the bottle will expand a lot and then explode!

How To: Build orange smoke bombs

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 film, for a large cloud of orange smoke.

How To: Make a bomb out of toilet cleaner

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 people and any objects. Once you've found your spot, open the bottle and fill the it up about 1/4 full to cover the tin foil inside. After this, the bomb will start smoking up on the inside and after a minute or two, the bo...

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 things that you should already have, namely baking soda, vinegar, a plastic bag, and a plastic bottle. Fun and, as far as homemade bombs go at least, safe.

News: Steal This Smoke Bomb Recipe

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 excerpted Hoffman's recipe for the perfect smoke bomb from the book, along with annotations on the process.

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 of something near and dear to all of their hearts, the Meal Ready-to-Eat, or MRE. By concentrating the heating agent used in these meals in a canteen, the Marines are able to create a powerful, if somewhat delayed, explo...

How To: Make the most putrid stink bomb ever

Kipkay shows you how to make a rancid, nasty, stink bomb in this video tutorial that burns hair and rubber bands. So get out those sparklers you've been dying to play with, those rubber bands, a little bit of newspaper, some matches, and of course -- hair. This is a great rank stink bomb equipped with a little surprise ending, just check out the how-to video.

How To: Make a chemical smoke bomb at home

Do your interests include both chemistry and mischief? If you find yourself at that nexus, then using the instructions in this video to make a smoke bomb in your back yard is sure to be a fun project. The process is more elaborate than some of the other smoke bombs you can learn how to make on this site, but the results are very impressive and doing this project will improve your chemistry skills. Never worry about your opponents seeing where you've escaped to again!

How To: Make a water proof fuse

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a simple fuse that is waterproof. This task is very easy, simple and fast to do. The materials required for this project are: black powder, aluminum foil and a spoon. Begin by cutting a thin strip of aluminum foil. Then place some black powder in the aluminum foil and roll it up tightly. Now twist the aluminum foil to prevent the black powder from falling out. This video will benefit those viewers who enjoy experimenting and are interested in ...

How To: Make your own black powder substitute

In this Weapons video tutorial you will learn how to make your own black powder substitute. For this you will need potassium nitrate, charcoal, sugar, a digital scale and a spoon. Take 16 grams of potassium nitrate and crush it make it into a fine powder. Then take 4 grams of sugar and mix it with potassium nitrate powder. Finally take 3 grams of charcoal and add it to the previous mixture. Mix the powder well so that all three ingredients are well mixed. Your black powder substitute is now r...

How To: Make a Redneck rocket launcher

While drinking beer and smoking cigarettes, these drunken rednecks build a crazy home made rocket launcher using an old gate. After more beer and cigarettes, they load it with eight thousand, five hundred bottle rockets. Then they light it, in what can only be explained as phalanx of hillbilly hellfire. This video show how the Redneck Rocket Launcher, step-by-step. Easily the most twisted how-to video ever made. But it works.

How To: Make a smoke bomb with potassium nitrate and wax

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a smoke bomb. The materials required for this project are: 60g of potassium nitrate, 40g of sugar, 40g of paraffin wax, fuse, scale, boiler, bowl, stove, spoon, foil and tape. Begin by mixing the potassium nitrate and sugar into a bowl. Then melt the paraffin wax in a boiler and let it cool for several minutes. Now add the KNO3 mixture into the paraffin wax, and mix it all together. Then place the mixture into the container and light it up. Th...

How To: Make a Mentos bomb

If you have enemies, snowmen or not you can make a messy explosion using soda and mentos. You’ve seen the soda fountain created when mentos are put into a 2 liter soda bottle now if you can get enough pressure inside to make it explode you’ll have a soda bomb.

How To: Make a tennis ball sparkler bomb

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a tennis ball sparkler bomb. You will need a tennis ball and four packs of sparklers to do this. Now, use scissors to cut a hole into the top of the tennis ball. After this, grab twelve crackers and push them inside of the ball. Next, grab the sparklers and grind them up into a plastic container. Crush these into a powder, then pour this into the tennis ball as well. To finish, place a fuse on the inside of the ball, then light it on fire. After this, ru...

How To: Make a bottle cap bomb

This video demonstrates how to make a bottle cap bomb. The materials needed are two bottle caps, tape, a pair of pliers, a knife, a small screwdriver, and some kind of firecracker. Poke a hole in the top of one bottle cap wide enough for a fuse to go through. With pliers, squeeze the powder from the firecracker and put it into the other bottle cap. Fill the bottle cap to the rim with powder. Remove the fuse from the firecracker and add some of the shredded paper from the firecracker to the bo...