Introduction: 'Black Snakes' Fireworks.

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This is my first instructable.

Hope you enjoy it.

'Black Snake' Fireworks.

What you need:

  • baking soda ( Sodium Bicarbonate)
  • powdered sugar (I used brown sugar)
  • Alcohol / Lighter fluid

Step 1:

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Get 1 spoon baking powder and 4 spoons of powdered sugar.

Step 2:

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Step 3:

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Get some sand and make a small hill.

Next make a hole in the middle of the hill.

Put your soda+sugar mixture in the hole.

Cover the mixture with a thin layer of sand.

Soak the sand and the mixture with Alcohol / Lighter fluid.

Step 4:

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Light it up!

Step 5: Notes:

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There should be black 'snakes' coming out of the sand after you light it.


After the 'snakes' cool down, (which took me a few seconds) they are quite solid but powdery. You can easily hold one in your hand.


PeggyS61 (author)2017-12-01

looking forward to doing this with the grandkids, thanks!

gm280 (author)2017-12-01

Oh, those things are always interesting and a hit... Thanks!

Doing (author)2017-12-01

Thank you for sharing this.

Swansong (author)2017-12-01

This would be a fun experiment to do for a science class :)

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