Monday, June 22, 2020

Make Your Own Firecrackers

Firecrackers are considered to be the oldest type of fireworks. The Chinese invented them by packing gunpowder into bamboo tubes and throwing them into flames. They then popped and made loud noises. These noises, the ancient Chinese believed, drove away evil spirits.

Firecrackers operate on a very simple principle and just about anyone with the right materials can make them. But before that, a word of caution.

Some of the materials used in making firecrackers are highly-flammable. Therefore, extra care should be taken when making your own firecracker.

First, you should have the materials needed in making a firecracker. You need gunpowder, a cardboard tube long enough to hold the powder, end plugs to seal both ends of the tube, and finally, a fuse.

These materials can be bought from craft shops and pyrotechnics specialty stores.

Keep in mind, however, that when buying a tube, you should buy one that's small enough to make a decent noise but not large enough to create a powerful explosion.

Now, when you already have the materials, it's time to start making your firecracker. First, you will have to plug one end of the tube. After that, tightly pack the tube with as much gunpowder as you can.

Once that's done, you have to put a hole on the other end plug to accommodate the fuse. Insert the fuse into the hole and close the tube with the fused end plug.

And just like that, you now have your own firecracker!

By following this guide, we hope that you will be responsible enough to check your local laws for what's legal and not in your area. Also, make sure to handle your materials well to prevent injuries and fires.