I will show you how to make a bottle rocket/motor out of household materials. everyone should have all the materials needed for this project. This is for people who dont have access to KNO3 or gunpowder. But for people who do have gunpowder they can use that instead of match powder and get the same results.
WARNING!... I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INJURIES OR DISTRUCTION OF PROPERTY EVEN KNOW IT IS NOT LIKELY TO CAUSE HARM OR DAMAGE BUT IT DOES INVOLVE FIRE.
Step 1: Materials
Here is what you will need. everyone should have all the materials.
~ 15 to 20 matches
~ Small container or bowl
~ Tin foil
~ fuse (I used Visco)
~ Mortar/Pestel or somthing to grind with
~ Your BRAIN!
Step 2: Extracting The Powder
What you need to do is scrape off the match head powder from the matches. I will show you a good trick for removing the powder fast. Note, this will take about 5 to 10 minutes to get all the powder off of 15 to 20 matches, even know you are removing it the way i will show you.
First, hold the match in your hand and then take the scissors and apply pressure to the match head. Next, move the scissors up and down while remaining on the the match head. This will scrape it off in big chunks. Repeat for alll the matches.
I am not sure if this trick will work with paper book matches. I used wooden matches.
Step 3: Preparing The fuel and The Casing
Now you will need to get out a mortar and pestel to grind the powder. If you dont have one then use anything you can find that would smash it. It is very unlikely that the match powder will ignite so dont be afraid to smash it up good. Thats given you are NOT using STRIKE ANYWHERE MATCHES. It doesnt have to be really fine, just so you dont have big peices.
Next, cut a peise of tin foil the the width of the length of the match stick and at least 8 inches in length.