Introduction: How to Hold/throw Fire, Without Getting Burned!

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I will teach you the "art" of holding fire, and even "throwing it"
*WARNING* although it is very hard to actually hurt yourself doing this, it IS possible. Be warned. I take no responsiblity for what you do with this knowledge.

What you need:
1. Two hands, only got one? sorry I cant help you.
2. A Bic lighter. You can get one for 25cents at a gas station.

ready? Go on to the next step.

Step 1: The Correct Hand Position.

Picture of The Correct Hand Position.

First things first, go get your lighter. Now, hold your left hand (opposite if you are left handed) like the pic below. The goal is to make a little pocket for the lighter to put gas into. try and make it airtight except for the hole at the top.

Got it? Ok, on to the next step!

Step 2: Holding the Gas in Your Hand

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Put the lighter into your hand like in the pic below. Then, hold down the button on the lighter to release gas into your hand. Hold it for about 2-3 seconds. any longer and you are just wasting gas,any shorter and little or nothing will happen.

after 2-3 seconds, release the gas button.

Now, with the lighter still where it is, quickly light it. Imedietally after it lights, move it away. wait about 1/2 a second and open your hand. YAY you just held fire!

Random info:
1. It may take a few ties to get the gas in your hand to light.
2. you can actually hold teh fire for about 5 or 6 seconds before you open your hand. It gets warm, but dosent burn your hand.

This always looks better in darker rooms.

Now, go have fun, scare the crap outa your freinds by throwing fire in their faces!!!!

3. Try different amounts of gas for cool effects.
4. to make a "fountain of fire" light the gas, and quickly squeeze your hand. this is my favorite. it looks the the last pic below.


JordanL89 (author)2017-12-04

or letting go and twirling your finger around it

JordanL89 (author)2017-12-04

everyone should try lighting the gas then blowing it out the botom of your hand

Carter5345 (author)2016-02-27

How do u hold the lighter and hand

LoganG2 made it! (author)2015-01-09

my mum'll freak

LoganG2 made it! (author)2015-01-09

my mum'll freak

PYR0MMAN1AC (author)2013-02-28

i managed to burn myself but cool trick

bladen427 (author)2012-06-05

it worked :)

Bob the dog (author)2011-12-11

how do yo throw the fire?

Y Guy (author)2011-07-25

I tried this and it worked...
unfortunately i had a cut on my hand when i did this.
but it was cool

Rabby5274 (author)2011-07-16

is it suppose to feel warm in your hand or what?

erodwell (author)2011-06-26

i did it once, cant do it anymore D:

pindalanderz (author)2008-06-30

since we are getting more dangerous (but I must say creative) by the comment why not take a whole gallon of lighter fluid, dump it on our heads, and run around naked humming the ice cream truck song???

i'm peeing my pants laughing hahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah

Dostaldude (author)pindalanderz2008-07-26

another cool thing is to open the botom of your hand up and squeeze your hand. Flame bursts out of each end.

dsman195276 (author)pindalanderz2008-07-03

hmm, i will try that tomorrow :-)

G33k (author)2007-11-06

if u dont want to burn your back of da hand like mr.inventforlife2234 did(though i doubd it) put on some water on back of ur hand, and theres 100 precent chance u wont get burned...unless water evaporates.......
k instructable by me=) with same techniques u can make faming bottel
get GLASS BOTTLE(!!!) overclock ur lighter and put some gas in da bottle, hold the hole closed with ur thumb and when u are ready to bour it, light a lighter, take of ur thumb and IMMEDIATELY but flame to the bottle, looks cool =) be carefull though, dont burn ur thumb like i did when i was 9 =P

112251919112 (author)G33k2008-01-09

I used a potato shooter, sucked up some gas, lit the lighter, and blew the gas though it. =)

awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have always wanted to use a squirt gun but don't want the squirt gun to start on fire... that could get ugly. If you're ever feeling brave, you should try it and reply to this comment.

alfpwns (author)pindalanderz2008-11-29

alfpwns (author)alfpwns2008-11-29

sawblade25 (author)alfpwns2011-04-22


poopmypants (author)alfpwns2008-12-29

well we know this guy is totally brave

Or, How about you coat the palms of your hands in a lightly flammable liquid, light them on fire, and go around touching everyone :D

MrMadmonkey4 (author)2011-01-27

omg i love doing that. lol i freaked out my friend by throwing fire at him (from a distance so he wouldnt get burned)

pyro=fire (author)2010-07-14


littledamyan (author)2010-07-05

i just did it. it actually worked but i still cant throw it

Bandit (author)2007-10-31

how do u throw the fire, ive got the "holding the fire in hand" trick but i dont know how to throw it. Also can you tell me some other cool fire tricks (I can almost do the mouth trick to)

pindalanderz (author)Bandit2008-06-30

you can't throw the fire more than like 2 feet.... and thats if you are extremely talented.

qwertyman10 (author)pindalanderz2009-07-28

2 feet?!?! Thats awesome!! i was expecting something like 2-3 inches!

that what she said

pindalanderz (author)qwertyman102009-07-30

try overclocking the lighter-this will let the gas out å lot faster

mr j124 (author)pindalanderz2009-03-16

not really i put rubbing alchol in a like spray bottle and it shot out like 30 feet

pindalanderz (author)mr j1242009-07-30

maybe it seemed like 30 feet at theh time but it was probably only 7-10 feet. my house is 30 feet wide. if you could get that size of flame with a spray bo†tle they wouldn'† have bothered with flamethrowers

mr j124 (author)pindalanderz2009-09-13

no i did tests it was 30 feet but i did motify the bottle

pindalanderz (author)mr j1242009-09-13

nice. XD

i'm not outwardly christian my computer is just screwed up and some of the "t"s come out as cross symbols.

kibbler (author)mr j1242009-04-04

He means with your bare hands.

gt11182 (author)2010-06-05

looks pretty risky

carebare47 (author)2008-11-09

at first it took me a while to figure out what you were on about. I have burned myself countless times doing this and its still great fun =]

However, the gas lights and my hand burns less than a second later. Any ideas?

Pie Ninja (author)carebare472009-11-23

You probably have very soft hands, there's not really much you can do about that.

knex_mepalm (author)Pie Ninja2010-05-21

 How thick is your epidermis, my doctor says mine is unusually 1.92 mm thick.

tyler22697 (author)2009-12-24

How could I make the fire fountain burn longer without it burning my hand?  It burns the web between my index finger and thumb.  Thanks

tyler22697 (author)tyler226972009-12-24

Also, how long should the fire last?

shawntherobot (author)2009-10-27

i treid it and it is really fun. The string on my started to burn so i took it of and the ball still stays together. really fun nice instructable. Also i learned if you put to much on it then it will leave a trail of fire on your hands as it rolls.

girrrrrrr2 (author)2007-06-16

try zippo lighter refleler... faster and bigger/longer flames...

youy (author)girrrrrrr22009-10-21

fthats what she said

Killergunman (author)2009-09-19

will a fireplace lite work or do i have to use a bic/any cheap lite

Stephon #9 (author)2009-05-08

you can do this with lots of stuff: nerf guns, your hand(my 2nd fav), a bottle (my fav) a box full of gun powder i dont advise to try it anything!

alfpwns (author)2008-08-28

if u are to worried about buring your self, dip you entire hand in acholhol

shamu (author)alfpwns2008-12-02

I'M BURNING! I'M BURNING! (jump into petrol filled swimming pool)

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