WARNING! - I do not suggest walking around in public with the dynamite present visible - this might cause chaos and police brutality.
Step 1: Tools and Materials
- a paper knife
- a ruler
and the following materials:
- 6 rolls of coins - can be obtained from a bank
- some clear tape
- some black duck tape
- red colored paper
- paper glue
- tiny bit of plasticine
- a sparkler
Step 2: Preparing the Coin Rolls
Step 3: Cutting Cover Paper
Next cut out 6 circular pieces from the red paper for the caps of the dynamite. You can use a spare coin of the same size for a template.
Step 4: Wrapping the Sticks
Now take the large red rectangle and cover one side with the paper glue. Place the coin roll at the center of the longer side of the rectangular piece of paper and using a smooth rolling motion wrap the coin roll in the paper.
You should now have the coin roll covered with red paper and about 3mm of it extending over both ends of the roll. If the glue has dried on the inside of the extensions, apply some more fresh glue there. Now just bend the extensions over the existing paper wrapping.
Repeat the process for each coin roll.
Step 5: Putting the Whole Thing Together
Cut 3 pieces of black duck tape and wrap it around the three sticks. Make sure the whole setup is nice and rigid.
Take a sparkler and stick it into the plasticine leaving a clearance of about a centimeter or two between the dynamite sticks and the sparkling material on the sparkler to avoid the paper wrapping catching fire.
Step 6: Done
For a greater surprise element, light the sparkler beforehand so when the gift receiver gets the present, it's already on fire and it's up to him/her to defuse the bomb :) - timing is everything.
As always - SAFETY FIRST!
- Stay away from flammable materials, clothing, paper etc
- Preferrably light the sparkler outside