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 turn a few packs of sparklers into a crazy sparkl ...more
How to Make Sparklers
This weapons video tutorial will show you how to make an easy homemade explosive sparkler bomb with ordinary household items. You'll need some ordinary sparklers, and aluminum soda pop can (or similar object), a button battery (this is optional, but makes it explode), and a p ...more
In this clip, learn how to make a cool, exploding, loud firecracker out of household items and a couple of sparklers. This bomb is easy to make and leaves quite an impression - it's loud and shoots way up high.
How To : Make a Mini Flamethrower, Exploding Fireball, & Flint Bomb Sparkler with Disposable Lighters
Whether you've got an itch for a mini-flamethrower, a shower of burning sparks, or a exploding ball of flames, these little fireworks-producing lighters may be the answer to your pyrotechnic cravings! Video: . I found these cheap lighters at the dollar store. Three for a buck! ...more
Grab some paper, some duct tape, a 1/4-inch wooden dowel rod about three feet long, a highlighter, Elmer's white glue, wire cutters, five to six packs of sparklers, a drill, and plaster, and you'll have one hell of a cool sparkler rocket. This fireworks video tutorial will sh ...more
The big fireworks day is almost here, but most of you are limited in what you can do when it comes to celebrating the Fourth of July with a bang. Unless you live in a dry area prone to wildfires, one type of fireworks you can probably still legally buy are sparklers. But why ...more
Are you getting bored of those homemade explosions? Irritated with using all of your household chemicals to make bottle bombs? Tired of sparklers that can burn your hand? Well, Pop Rocks candy is the key. This video tutorial will show you how to make your own homemade sparks ...more
Would you like to make your very own sparkler rocket for under five dollars? Well, this video tutorial will show you how to make your very own sparkler rocket for under $5. Just get the materials: Pliers, cardboard tube, electrical tape, wire snippers, sparklers, paper, glue, ...more
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 ...more
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, gra ...more
Learn how to make a sparkler fountain firework from cheap materials. Lots of fun to watch.
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.
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 effec ...more
Need some new ideas for you at home fireworks display? Find out how to make a sparkler fountain using sparklers and a beer bottle. Use this as inspiration for one of your April Fools Day pranks!
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 tog ...more
This video shows you how to make your very own, homemade, sparkler bomb/fountain for under three dollars. So, if you have a bunch of sparklers just laying around the house, why not do something useful with them, like make a bomb, but is it really a bomb? It just seems like mor ...more
Watch this video to see how to make your very own bomb, a sparkler bomb that is. This tutorial will show you how to put those sparklers together with aluminum foil and some electrical tape for a great explosion of flames. This isn't the greatest way to go about it, but it's s ...more
This video will show you how to make a bottle cap sparkler bomb. Using the powder from just three special sparklers you can make a pretty large fire shower.
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 ...more
Cut cardboard into 8" l x 3" w strips. With cardboard down on a cutting board, place 1 AA battery on 1 end. Roll once so battery is covered. Hold in place. Spread a light coat of Craft Glue in thin sections on the rest of cardboard. Roll battery up. Using electrical tape, tape ...more
What kind of fireworks will you be handling during your Fourth of July celebration? Firecrackers? Torpedoes? Roman candles? Homemade aerial ball shells with a potassium nitrate, charcoal, and sulfur mixture? Whatever fireworks you may be using on Independence Day, make sure y ...more
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 ...more
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 p ...more
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! Gathering equipment First, you will need to get all the things that you are going use. These things will be: an aerosol can, tin foil and ...more
This how-to video shows you how to make fireworks out of steel wool. Throw away those lame sparklers and start celebrating like this! You'll of course need some steel wool, then a coat hanger, a 9v battery, and some pliers. Independence Day never looked so good. These steel wo ...more
Here's how to make a simple form of a slow burning fuse from materials around the house. WARNING: Ignition of an incendiary or explosive material may not be legal in your area, so check local laws before attempting. Use of this video content is at your own risk. Video: . I ma ...more
In this video, I'll be showing you how classic black snakes work and how to make them at home. There are actually two methods covered in the video — one that uses fire and one that does not. So just choose the one that fits best for your situation. Video: . Black Snake Version ...more
I feel like doing a bit of chemistry today, how about you? To my knowledge, thermite is the hottest burning man-made substance. Thermite is a pyrotechnic composition of a metal powder and a metal oxide that produces an exothermic oxidation-reduction reaction known as a thermit ...more
Once you've reached an age where sparklers are no longer fun, it's time to upgrade to science and steel wool. It may be basic chemistry, but as you'll see in the video, simplicity can amaze more than complexity, as well as create some really impressive fireworks that are perfe ...more
At a very early age, I would go on summer camping trips. I remember every night being handed a pack of sparklers that were my own, to swing around wildly, which gave me many valuable life lessons on cause and effect. My curiosity with fireworks grew continually throughout my ...more
Long exposure photography has long allowed photographers to do amazing things with light. Now you can do that! This video will show you how to use a long exposure, sparklers, and Photoshop to create amazing psychedelic art on your photographs. This new art form is called light ...more
The pumpkin is everyone's favorite cucurbit come Halloween time, and while there are only a few types of Halloween-friendly pumpkins out there, there is definitely no shortage of what you can do with them. You can carve faces into them, perform brain surgery, make them sing, ...more
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
In this video tutorial, you will learn how to use sparklers, or fireworks underwater. You'll need some sparklers, tape, glass container, a lighter, and, of course—water. Video: . Take a few sparklers and tape them up nicely without leaving any gap between the tapes. Leave a li ...more
Anyone who does a lot of photography knows that the right exposure can make all the difference in the world. Taking a picture of something in motion requires a long exposure, so if you've ever wondered why your fireworks photos never quite turn out right, your shutter speed co ...more
Learn how to make a horrible smelling stink bomb from this video in simple steps. You will need a newspaper, elastic, 2 sparklers and some cat hair. First put the cat hair in the newspaper. Crush a sparkler into powder and add it to the newspaper. Roll the newspaper and tie it ...more
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. Remember running around with sparklers when you were a kid? Well ...more
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to make some Fourth of July fireworks using marshmallows. If sparklers are unavailable or illegal in your area, marshmallows make for a great alternative (and make a great snack while you're working). For brief written instructions, make sur ...more
In this video, we learn how to do night photography with your kids. Glow sticks. flash lights, and ghost images are great for night time! First, put your camera in the manual mode and then learn how to set the shutter once you're in manual mode. Put the pop up flash on your ca ...more
Make sure your camera is set to the Manual Mode. Then, adjust your camera to your desired shutter and aperture settings. Make sure the pop-out flash button in your camera works. Prepare night lights such as sparklers, glow sticks, and flash lights as props. For glow in the da ...more
How to Make a Firecracker Out of Things That Any One Can Get. First Gather Your Equiptment, You Will Need: Matches and a Match Box or Flash Powder, Hot Glue Gun, Sparklers, Paper, PVA Glue, Container, Masking Tape. Step 1: Video: .
Chris and Natalie from Bottoms Up show how to make a simple and delicious Frangelico Sparkler.
You've made a bottle rocket (or ten) and a sparkler bomb, and now you want to put those empty plastic bottles to a new pyromaniacal use. With a little rubbing alcohol and a match, this video by io9's Esther Inglis-Arkell will show you how to make your own homemade rocket boost ...more
Fantastic example of light painting by Mina Mikhael and Matthew Barhoma. You will need: A sick camera like the Canon EOS 7D a cheap fireworks sparkler long exposure trickery (get all the specs here!) Light painting schooling
You can make a rocket at home using these items found around the house. Icing sugar, measuring tape, a PVC pipe, black marker, hammer, flat headed bolt around 18 millimeters wide , mortar and pestle, drill, drill bit size 5 millimeter, potassium nitrate and kitty litter. You ...more
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
My years in the restaurant business have taught me many things. Some of those things are best left unsaid and other things require a PhD in vulgarity, but the one thing I learned that I keep coming back to night after night is that you do not have to spend a lot of money to dr ...more
In this video you learn to make a PVC rocket that can travel hundreds of meters high. You start off by cutting your PVC pipe 62 mm long. Next dilute some kitty litter in a bowl to make it damp to compress. This makes a plug. Plug the pipe with 1 cm of liter. Then you add the r ...more
First you take 4 to 5 caps and use an sharp object to poke holes in the back of the caps to remove the gun powder then you take the collected gun powder that you have and take a piece of tap and pour it towards the bottom of the tape sticky side up and pack it down after this ...more