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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: Build a Simple Crossbow Firecracker Launcher

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.

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.

DIY Fireworks: How to Make Your Own Sparklers at Home

July Fourth 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 few bucks. 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?

HowTo: Make a Foghorn Flamethrower

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

How To: Make a sparkler frag grenade with BB's

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.

How To: Make a newspaper bomb

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...

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 legendary smoke bomb from easy to find materials

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.

How To: Make a soda bomb

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 ...

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 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 Huge Sparkler Bomb with 200 Sparklers

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!

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