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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 make my own.

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.

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 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 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 you need is an oven, a gas cooker, a few simple chemical ingredients, and a desire to make paper burn more quickly than it already does.

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 ...

DIY Fireworks: How to Make Your Own Sparklers at Home

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 chemistry at the same time. Besides, the more you save on sparklers, the more money you have for booze and burgers, and what's more American than that?

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: 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 smoke bomb in three minutes

This video is a simple tutorial on how to make a smoke bomb. It shows how one can create a smoke bomb by using some very simple items. Items such as a ping pong ball and some aluminum foil. It is very easy to make a smoke bomb by following and listening to the instructions given within the video. A viewer may learn how to create a smoke bomb after he/she is done watching this informative video. After listening to the simple steps he/she will have their own smoke bomb shortly.

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 wrapped in foil to produce a more powerful, albeit more toxic-smoke-producing, result.

How To: Make nitrocellulose lacquer

Check out this video tutorial on how to make nitrocellulose lacquer. Nitrocellulose is a highly flammable material made by treating cellulose with concentrated nitric acid, used for explosives. The lacquer is the spreadable liquid made by dissolving ping pong balls in acetone. To make this nitrocellulose lacquer, good for most fireworks or other pyrotechnic needs, you'll need ping pong balls, an airtight glass container, scissors, 100% acetone, measuring spoons, and a razor.

How To: Make a baking soda bottle bomb

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 and roll up the tissue. Now place the rolled up tissue into the vinegar water bottle, but don't let it touch the vinegar. Then place the cap onto the bottle and throw the bottle. This video will benefit those viewers who ...

How To: Make a quick and simple smoke bomb

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a smoke bomb. The material needed for this task are: sugar, scales, potassium nitrate/KNO3/saltpeter, wooden spoon, pot, measuring cup, hot plate and metal spoon. Begin by mixing together 50 grams of KNO3 and 25 grams of sugar into a pot. Add 50 ml of water. Then put the heat on high until it boils. Stir once in a while when bubbles form. Keep stirring until the liquid become a solid substance. Scoop out some of the substance and roll it into ...

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 don't burn it in the oven.

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 black powder bottle bomb

This will show you how you can make your very own bottle bomb out of a firecracker, a soda pop bottle, a screwdriver, and plastic. This video tutorial will get you to get all of that explosive black powder out of the firecrackers and into the plastic bottle with the help of a plastic bag.