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).
Wheat is not just for eating, it is a great substance to make glue to paste different types of shells. These shells by the way are not seashells. In a pan and in a bowl put an equal amount of water in each. For example, if you have 1 1/2 cups of water in the pan; put 1 1/2 cups of water in the bowl. You are going to bring the water in the pan to a boiling temperature and you are going to add flour to the water in the bowl and dissolve it. The consistency of the flour and water should be that ...
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 any other occasion where you feel like lighting some fused explosives in a series.
In The Return of the Jedi, Luke and his Ewok allies have to get creative to defeat their more-heavily-armored Storm Trooper opponents. Using a hanging log trap just like is one of the ways that they choose to do it. Even if your prey is just an apple, this trap creates some very fun smashing action. Grass Roots DIY brings us instructions on how to create this awesome trap in the woods of Endor... or your backyard, whichever is closer. All you need is a lot of rope, two logs, and something tha...
Nighthawkinlight teaches you how to make firework hemispheres. You start with a softball that will be the basis for the strips of paper you construct the hemispheres from. You take craft paper about an inch wide and soak them in a thin wheat paste. You start applying them on the softball in a pattern that doesn't create a lot of layers on top of each other. You need to spin and squeeze the shell to let all the air out. After you've added two layers of paper, clean off the excess wheat paste w...
Watch this video to learn how to make high performance charcoal. This is just one of many things you'll need to know in order to get started in pyrotechnics—legally and safely.
Impress all of your friends on the 4th of July by learning how to build a star mine with this instructional video! Narrator describes the simple objects you can use to create this, such as cardboard and a paper tube, and also provides alternatives in case you run out of something. You can also see examples of what your mine should look like once you fire it off! Follow this video and you will be the star of your next night time festivity!
Learn to make sodium metal with this great video tutorial. Be sure to use latex gloves in the process, as the chemicals can be hazardous. This should not be performed by an inexperienced chemist.
This video shows us how to make quick and cheap ematches from Christmas Lights. • First we need to break the top of the Christmas bulb tubes without damaging the filament inside.
Does your low-budget film need an explosion, a fireball explosion? This video tutorial shows how to build a simple cremora (fireball) and safely use it. There are many filming techniques, you'll have to figure them out on your own though.
With this video tutorial and with help from a little black powder, you'll know all you need to make small can shells for some awesome aerial fireworks.