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 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. Simple to make, they are frequently used by rioters.

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: 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 a party or in beaches to celebrate an occasion. This is just for fun purpose and most importantly it should be used in open spaces only.

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 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 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 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.

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 nitrate comes from cold packs, and is first dissolved in water in a bucket and then absorbed into a newspaper, which forms the body of the bomb. The massive amount of smoke produced is very impressive relative to other ...

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 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, flash powder, tissue, matches, and scissors. Make an impact flash bomb.

How To: Make gunpowder from charcoal and sodium nitrate

To make gunpowder from charcoal and sodium nitrate you will need two parts sodium nitrate or salt peter, one part sulfur and a bit more than one part of charcoal. First, shave the charcoal into a bowl or crush it with a hammer. Then, add the sodium nitrate or salt peter and the sulfur to the bowl. Mix it well into the crushed charcoal compound. Your gunpowder is now ready to be used. Store your gunpowder in a plastic bag for convenient access. You can buy the gunpowder ingredients at a pharma...

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 smoke bomb from salt peter and sugar

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a smoke bomb. The materials need for this experiment are: sugar, baking soda, salt pewter, pan, matches, measuring device, aluminum foil, stove and mixing sticks. Begin by placing the pan on the stove and turn it on. Now mix the salt, salt pewter and sugar into the pan until it liquefies. Stir the mixture for about 7 minutes. Now add some baking soda and mix it into the mixture. Wrap the mixture into the aluminum foil. Let it cool and then lig...

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 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 in a toilet paper tube

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 pot, combine 60g of Potassium Nitrate with 40g of sugar and heat at a low temperature for 35 minutes. Enclose the mixture into the tube for approximately one hour. Wrap the contents in duct tape and puncture for the add...

How To: Make granulated black powder for homemade fireworks

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make granulated black powder (lift powder). The materials required for this project are: black powder, alcohol, strainer, spoon, sheet of paper and gloves. Begin by adding some alcohol with the black powder. Mix the 2 materials together until it becomes a thick, gooey substance. Now place the black powder solution into the strainer and press down on the solution to squeeze it through. Use the paper to catch all the black powder solution. This video...

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.

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 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!

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