Handmade Fireworks: the Science behind it!

Who wouldn’t want fireworks show for their birthday or other life important events? However, fireworks are quite expensive which is why their use is not frequent. Nevertheless, when there is a will, there is a way. If you enjoy fireworks, you could take the time and do your own handmade fireworks which will give a little luxury to your important event.

When looking for handmade or crafted items you can easily come across crocheted items, clay products, jewelry and similar items, yet handmade fireworks are indeed possible to make and use. In this article, we will introduce to you the science behind this project which will assist you in making a dazzling light show and leave the spectators speechless.

First of all, you will need a jar or some other can with smooth inside. This will be your fireworks packaging. Drill a hole of around 2-3 millimeters and insert a fuse into the hole. The longer the fuse, the safer the fireworks. This will ensure your safety and to those around you. After that, put in smokeless powder or some other substitute which would be easier to find. You should fill the jar around 0,1 ounce per square inch of the jar bottom. The next step is covering the hole with a tissue paper which will prevent the flammable powder from burning too quickly. Next, fill one-half of the jar with flammable powder and voila! You are set and ready for the trial.

It is recommended that you do a small trial before your big event so that you have the luxury of doing a mistake without consequences. This way, your handmade fireworks will be the star of the show and yourself a skillful chemist.

If you have any questions or doubts about this whole process, it is always better to ask first and do later. We are always available for our handmade community!

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