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?
This tutorial will teach you how to make a salute from scratch. Disclaimer: even though firecrackers are fun, they are still explosive devices and can every dangerous if misused,also
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.
this will NOT be professional grade but is still highly flammable so be careful Step 1: Gather Your Materials
Have some weekend fun by creating your very own homemade smoke bombs!
New Year's Eve may be over, but why wait until the 4th of July to satisfy your fireworks addiction? This super simple firecracker crossbow by the engineering student behind Do-It-Yourself Gadgets might just be all the excuse you need to start celebrating Chinese New Year (which starts on February 10th this year). This ingenious contraption is just an old wooden crossbow sawed off at the handle and attached to a long-stemmed BBQ lighter.
Everyone loves fireworks. They make loud noises, pretty shapes and colors, and appeal to the pyromaniac deep down inside us all. The biggest downside is that they can be pretty dangerous if not handled properly.
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.
This is a video on how to make a bomb from a common screecher bomb You will need:
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 practical uses in an impure form. The oxidization that occurs when burning is:
There are few things in this world more fun than fireworks. But there are also few things more dangerous. Have fun, but be safe. Learn how to make a timed detonator for your fireworks, so that you can enjoy them!
Making a lighter bomb can be an easy thing to do if you follow my steps—and above all—be SAFE! Warnings
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!
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 simple firecracker.
From Ariel Schlesinger of yesterday's Looptaggr, HowTo make the Fire Horn. Ariel places a horn on top of a gas container, producing both a loud sound and good-sized flame. Screechingly loud + dangerous flames, it doesn't get much more nefarious than this. Warnings
Hydrogen is the most common anything anywhere, and it blows up very nicely when you light it. Take advantage of that fact by making explosives! This video will teach you how create hydrogen gas, how to capture it in an egg, and use that egg and an igniter to make small bombs.
Firecrackers are fun for all sorts of things, but can be expensive or hard to come by for some people. If you want to make some yourself for cheap, watch this video for a step-by-step guide to doing so.
Sparklers are legal in many more places than larger fireworks due to their alleged safety. Hah. Rub that thought in the faces of lawmakers by watching this video and learning how to make a sparkler frag grenade that will send BB's flying everywhere, creating a great frag effect without the lethal capability of nails or other more hardcore shrapnel options.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make newspaper bombs. First, take a cold pack and open it up. Dump all the powder into a large bucket filled with water. Once this is dissolved, grab pieces of newspaper and fold them into different sized squares. Place the squares into the bucket and let them soak completely. After this, take them out of the water while wearing gloves, then lay flat on the ground and allow to dry overnight. After this, fold the paper up and wrap in the middle with any kind o...
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...
If you're interested in making a really huge smoke bomb that is going to last for a long time, this next tutorial will show you how. This video gives you the ingredients for making a 17 pound desolator smoke bomb!
If you want to make a small little smoke bomb from scratch, this next tutorial is what you need. In it you'll be using potassium nitrate, powdered sugar and some other ingredients as well. It doesn't take too long to make, but it does require you to know how much of the ingredients you'll need. This can be used for a variety of different reasons, including making something for a science fair project.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a soda bomb. First, take and empty water bottle and fill it with 1 cup vinegar. You can use a funnel to fill the water bottle if it's easier for you. After this, add in 2 tsp of baking soda, then wrap a tissue up and push it inside. After this, place the cap tightly on the bottle. Now, the reaction will star to take place. Put the water bottle on an empty rode, then wait for it to explode. The pressure inside the bottle will cause it to push the cap off ...
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.
Manganese heptox is pretty explosive stuff. In this video, you'll learn how to light stuff on fire with explosive manganese heptox. Make sure there are no children around!
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...
If you're looking to have a bit of safe fun, then check out this tutorial. In this video, you'll find out how to make the perfect smoke bomb for you to use with your friends.
If you've ever wanted to light yourself on fire, but don't know how to do it properly, then the wait is over. In this videotutorial, you'll be finding out how to light yourself on fire safely.
Are you looking for a little bit more excitement with your condom? Do you need a little more fire? Then you've come to the right tutorial!
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...
Yang Youde has gone positively Rambo on the local Wuhan government. The backstory:
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 sparkler bomb that actually explodes.
In this tutorial, learn how to grind up sparklers and turn them into a powerful bomb. This bomb makes a tall fire wherever you light it and is super easy to make. Just grind up your sparklers and pour it into a soda bottle, tape it up and light it for an intense pyro experience.
This Fourth of July grab a bunch of those kiddie sparklers and turn them into a huge flame. This clip will show you how to make one with TWO HUNDRED sparklers and some tape for an intense fire. This is pretty easy to do and will get a great reaction, so follow along and liven up your summer party! Make sure you have some water on hand to put it out afterwards or you will burn a huge hole in your lawn! Good luck!
In this clip, learn how to take a bunch of legal sparklers and turn them into a fountain of flames. This effect is easy to make and requires nothing more than sparklers and lots and lots of tape. Catch the inferno with this instructional video showing you how to put it all together.
In this tutorial, learn how to make a tiny firecracker that is easy to conceal and lets off a big bang when you light it. This firework is pretty awesome and will come in handy this Fourth of July. So, follow along and set up this easy to make explosion.
In this clip, learn how to transform a leftover Fourth of July firecracker into an awesome rocket! All you need is your firework, a knife, a lighter and a skewer (or long toothpick). Check this clip out a fire away!
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 there is.
This quick and easy tutorial will show you how to make rocket candy. Rocket candy is NOT edible! It is a fast burning propellant that will send an object flying through the air at super speeds. Follow along with this clip and be careful!