How to Make a Colored Smoke Bombs

How To : Make an awesome colored smoke bomb

The video describes an easy at home process for making smoke bombs. The items you will need are as follows: 1- Potassium Nitrate 2- Sugar 3- Baking Soda 4- Organic Powdered Dye 5- Duct Tape 6- Firework Fuses 7- Card Tube 8- Small piece(s) of wool 9- Ink Pen First, mix your ...more

How To : Chain Fuse Smoke Bombs & Sparklers

The chain fuse is one of the linchpins of every elaborate fireworks display that you've ever seen. This video shows you how to construct one at home using some cool colored smoke bombs and sparklers. Create a colorful display for your friends and family on the 4th of July and ...more

News : Smoke Bombs Make Beautiful Art

What is it about the infamous colored smoke bomb that is so deeply satisfying, so beautiful? Well, first there's an explosion (always fun), which then yields beautiful billowing clouds of saturated color. Check out artist Olaf Breuning's Smoke Bombs, 2008. Here's a rainbow of ...more

Holiday HowTo : Colored Flaming Pine Cones

These little babies are meant to be tossed into the fireplace, adding some color to your festive holiday hearth. However, you can do whatever you want with them... Get creative. WonderHowTo sure loves explosives. You will need: dry pinecones boric acid (usually sold as a dis ...more

How To : Make your own bath bombs

Add some fizzle and sizzle to bath time with a homemade bath bomb. Bath bombs make great holiday or birthday gifts. You will need: 1 c. baking soda 1/2 c. cornstarch 1/2 c. citric acid 2 1/2 tbsp. sweet almond oil 1/8 c. distilled water 6 drops of the essential oil of your ch ...more

News : Think You're a Tough Guy?

Try running through fire, swimming in freezing water, wading through mud tunnels, and crawling across barbed wire, all the while being distracted by fire machine-gun blanks, thunder flashes and smoke bombs. (Possible injuries you may sustain: barbed wire cuts, burns, hypother ...more

How To : Create a dangerous-looking, fast paper plane

Chances are you could probably fold a paper plane with your eyes closed. A paper plane is one of the first crafts a boy learns, usually followed by smoke bombs and paper guns that shoot paper bullets (surprisingly these guns really do work, and the bullets can hurt). But you' ...more

News : Iraq War Inspires Highly Explosive Art

Photographer Sarah Pickering's explosion series are about more than just little boy fun... Via the Aperture Foundation: "Sarah Pickering identifies England's entry into the war in Iraq as the inspiration for her Explosion series. Pickering photographed the tactical use of co ...more

News : Draw With Fire

Tobias Kipp and Timo Pitkämö have taken the art of pyrography into the streets. The two German artists practice street portraiture with an unusual twist. Swapping a pencil or paintbrush for a sparkler, they draw portraits with fire in the amount of time it takes the sparkler ...more

News : Paint + Water Looks Like Beautiful H-Bombs

Though photographer Mark Mawson's concept is simple, the results are stunning. In a series entitled Aqueous I and Aqueous II, Mawson took photographs of wet paint dispersed in water. The images evoke jellyfish, or rainbow colored hydrogen bombs. Mawson says:"I had seen lots of ...more

News : Crazy Race

Have each jackass design their own 'Racecar' to race down a steep hill with. Let each homemade car have their own things to help them win. Weapons darts thumb tacks fireworks smoke bombs, etc. Play dirty and see who the winner is. The first one down gets a dollar, and the last ...more

News : Dorm Fire

In 2006, I was a freshman in college staying in a dorm hall that was populated by mostly fratboys. Since it was the cheapest and most ghetto dorm I took that as part of their initiation that they had to stay there before they moved on to the house, or however that works. My id ...more

How To : Make Solid Rocket Fuel at Home with Old Newspapers

Old newspapers come in handy for many different uses around the house, from birdcage liners to shipping cushioning and even a little fish cooking. But for backyard rocket scientists like Markus Bindhammer, they're more suitable as an ingredient for rocket propellant. Video: . ...more

How To : WonderHowTo Rules for Community Submissions

Below are the official rules and guidelines for submitting content to WonderHowTo. Please look over them before publishing any articles. Ignoring the rules could result in deletion of your article or being flagged as a spammer. Most of these rules apply to comments as well. F ...more

How To : Make an extra long ping pong smoke bomb

The video shows how to make an extra long ping pong smoke bomb. For this we need a long sheet of aluminum foil (length of the foil depends on the number of ping pong balls we use), 12 ping pong balls is used in the video (any number of balls can be used), a pair of scissors an ...more

How To : Make a simple ping pong smoke bomb with one ball

This video demonstrates the easiest and fastest smoke bomb that a person can make. Supplies include aluminum foil, standard ping pong ball, a pen or pencil, and a flame lighter. Wrap the ping pong ball with foil, being extra careful not to tear the aluminum foil. Use the pen t ...more

How To : Make a Smoke Bomb with Sugar and Potassium Nitrate

Surprisingly, making your very own smoke grenade is pretty easy—and cheap. All you need is a saucepan or skillet, piezoelectric lighter, sugar and some potassium nitrate (easily available online and in most gardening stores). Simply heat the ingredients over low heat until th ...more

How To : Make a long ping pong smoke bomb

In this little video tutorial, Bryce shows us what it takes to make a smoke bomb using not one or two ping pong balls, but six! All you need is six ping pong balls (of course), foil, scissors, a lighter, and some patience. Make sure to do it outside and be careful of the smoke ...more

How To : Make a ping pong ball smoke bomb

How cool are smoke grenades? You toss 'em into the air and they explode into a vision of thick clouds and smoke, preventing your enemy from seeing you as you stealthily sneak past him and shoot him upside the head with a paintball gun. The great thing about smoke grenades is ...more

How To : Pull Off the Smoke Bomb Inside a Candle Prank

The title pretty much speaks for it's self, basically you'll be putting a smoke bomb inside a candle. Obviously you'll be modifying the candle's appearance but make sure you do at good job at disguising the smoke bomb. Next time someone tries to light the candle, they'll be in ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (03/07 - 03/13)

WonderHowTo is made up of niche communities called Worlds. If you've yet to join one (or create your own), get a taste below of what's going on in the community. Check in every Wednesday for a roundup of new activities and projects. Thanks to all of our active moderators and ...more

How To : Give yourself a blood red eye makeup look

Try out these colors for fun - red, burgundy, black and smoke-ish colors for a hot blood-red look. Petrilude walks you through this amazing and gorgeous blood red makeup look. Pair it with a red dress that will leave your date hot with lust and passion.

How To : Make fake bacon, or vegetarian bacon

Ms. Joni Marie Newman from Just the Food teaches us to make Bakin Bits without hydrogenated fats. She tells us that it's cheap, it's easy, and it only takes 10 minutes to make Bakin Bits. She starts by taking granules in a bowl. In another bowl, she takes liquid smoke and adds ...more

How To : Build a 3D rocket in Photoshop and Illustrator

Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those dig ...more

How To : Recreate the One-Color Smokey Eye

The smokey eye has become one of the most popular makeup looks in recent decades. Worn by celebrities and the casual consumer alike, it is not only popular but is also one of the hardest looks to recreate. A few months ago, I was aske to create a simple, easy to follow tutoria ...more

How To : Make buttercream icing for cakes and cupcakes

This video shows the method to make buttercream icing. Take a cup of white shortening so that mixing it with the other ingredients will make the color white. If you like the taste of butter, you can use half a cup of butter and half a cup of shortening. Start mixing the mixtur ...more

How To : Make Ghee from unsalted butter

In this video Hetal and Anuja are demonstrating how Ghee (clarified Butter) can be made out of unsalted butter. Ghee is a very important ingredient in Indian cooking. Also, since its smoking point is higher than butter, it does not burn very fast as butter does. To make ghee y ...more

How To : Make potassium permanganate with Dr. Lithium

Watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage on how to make potassium permanganate with Dr. Lithium with potassium nitrate and manganese dioxide. WARNING: This experiment deals with very high temperatures in glass equipment. Face shields and protection against shattering ...more

How To : Clone Taco Bell's Meat (AKA 'Taco Meat Filling')

Taco Bell's in the news for umpteenth time, and today the controversy is over their infamous beef taco meat. Gizmodo leaked a picture of Taco Bell's "Taco Meat Filling" and surprise, surprise— it's missing a lot of the "meat" that it claims in its advertisements. Taco Meat Fil ...more

How To : Make bath bombs that fizz in water

In this video, GoPlanetEarth.com shows viewers how to make bath bombs. The ingredients needed are: a half cup of Epsom salt, a half cup of citric acid, one cup of baking soda, one teaspoon of liquid glycerin, one teaspoon of water, three teaspoons of oil (the fragrance for you ...more

HowTo : The Ticking Ice Bomb Trick

Cocktails and spirits writer Camper English likes playing with ice. His latest experiment is a ticking ice bomb (re: an ice cube filled with food coloring that slowly turns your beverage black as it melts). Camper's brief explanation is enough to get you started: "The first ...more

How To : Make a bath bomb using household supplies

Taylor and Lily demonstrate making fizzy bath bombs. Ingredients needed are one cup of citric acid, one half cup of corn starch, one cup of baking soda, and one quarter cup of a light vegetable oil. Food coloring and flavored extracts or essential oils can be use to scent them ...more

HowTo : Photograph an Atomic Bomb

George Yoshitake is one of the remaining living cameramen to have photographed the nuclear bomb. His documentation of the military detonation of hundreds of atom bombs from 1956 to 1962 reveals the truly chilling effect of the weapon. Below, images and explanatory captions via ...more

How To : Make fizzing bath bombs

Janice Cox shows how to make fizzing bath bombs like the ones you see in bath and beauty boutiques or department stores. These bath bombs can be very relaxing when dropped into a warm bath and can be given as gifts. She starts with about a cup of citric acid crystals which is ...more

How To : Prepare sour power bomb pop fruit porcupine

Cool treats for the whole gang! You'll be the hit of any summer event with this adorable porcupine-shaped fruit centerpiece. A watermelon, lemon, cantaloupe and grapes make the shape of this cute critter's body and the quills are brightly-colored Sour Power Bomb Pops. Watch th ...more

How To : Make a gravity bomb using a five gallon jug

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to a gravity bong. The materials required for this project are: a 5 gallon jug of water, knife, storage tube, socket wrench piece, water, herb and a lighter. Begin by cutting off the bottom part of the jug and use a knife to make a hol ...more

Link Roundup : 15 Guides To Pumpkin Carving

Halloween just isn't Halloween without Jack O'Lanterns. Below, anything and everything you need to know on the art of pumpkin carving. 1. Prepare a Pumpkin for Carving Serious Eats' video demonstration is for true novices: "This video is for you unlucky souls who never got t ...more

How To : Apply eyeshadow for hooded eyes

This unknown video blogger provides a nice explanation on how to apply eyeshadow on eyes with a longer hood. She starts off by packing on a lighter purple all over the lid, and then using a darker color on the actual hood. After the purple, she uses a dark brown eyeshadow on t ...more

News : Credit for coming up with it

In case you haven't figured out already, our government is always on the move to figure out new ways to extend their control. The CISPA, for one, is one of the best examples, along with "re-education" programs, and racial divide (Trayvon). What I've noticed in the past few mon ...more

How To : Make a joker avatar in XBox

This how to video shows you how to make your avatar look like the Joker from Batman Arkham Asylum. First, go to the avatar edit menu. Hold the button down for 60 seconds until the box tilts. Now, search for spiky hair and choose a green color. Now, move on to the eyes. Choose ...more

How To : Barbecue & smoke pork ribs

First trim the pork ribs. Then remove the rib membrane so that you get a softer rib. Now we are ready to go. Use some all purpose rub and apply that all over the rib. Apply this on from and back. Put that in the oven in the 250°C heat. Now this will take some time. After two ...more

How To : Create brown smokey eyes with a purple lash line

Smokey eyes are so boring, don't you think? Whether or not you vary the colors (blue smokey eye versus black and silver smokey eye) the same idea is there: layer it on, smoke it out, and presto! Smokey eyes. But with so many gals turning to smokey eyes to get their sexy makeup ...more

How To : Create a timeless gold and green eyeshadow look

This look may take a little longer, but is well worth it. Try combining these colors to create a timeless look. Christmas time or a night out on the town, this look works for any time of the year. Products used (**all MAC unless noted otherwise): FACE **Clinique Perfectly Rea ...more

News : Tequila Balls Slide Down Sweet and Easy

Finally, Jell-O shots hit Japan. You would think the land of pop, sickly sweet, and incredibly creative commercialization of endless innovative products would have long ago begun serving an alcoholic drink that is A) candy colored B) candy tasting and C) slides right down the ...more

How To : Get heartbreaker eyes with false eyelashes

Julie713 explains a tutorial using makeup from Heartbreaker Cosmetics and she uses colors like Jaded,Tantalize and Sweetheart. -The first thing we do is to prime the eyelids, this is done using Laura Mercier eye basics in Flax. -Next, apply a color. She uses a dark eggplant c ...more

How To : Create a "purple smoke" fashion makeup look

In this video, we learn how to create a "purple smoke" fashion makeup look. start out by applying foundation to the face, then apply purple liner around the lips and fill them in half way to the middle. Then, smear the color into the middle and apply purple shadow over the lip ...more

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