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

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.

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

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!!!!
~Twisted

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.

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Carter5345 made it!(author)2016-02-27

How do u hold the lighter and hand

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

my mum'll freak

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

my mum'll freak

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PYR0MMAN1AC made it!(author)2013-02-28

i managed to burn myself but cool trick

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bladen427 made it!(author)2012-06-05

it worked :)

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Bob+the+dog made it!(author)2011-12-11

how do yo throw the fire?

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Y+Guy made it!(author)2011-07-25

I tried this and it worked...
unfortunately i had a cut on my hand when i did this.
IT CAUTERIZED IN AN ALL CAPS RAGE!!!!
but it was cool

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Rabby5274 made it!(author)2011-07-16

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

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erodwell made it!(author)2011-06-26

i did it once, cant do it anymore D:

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pindalanderz made it!(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???

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The+nerdling made it!(author)2011-06-01

i'm peeing my pants laughing hahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah

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Dostaldude made it!(author)2008-07-26

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

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dsman195276 made it!(author)2008-07-03

hmm, i will try that tomorrow :-)

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G33k made it!(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

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112251919112 made it!(author)2008-01-09

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

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pindalanderz made it!(author)2008-06-30

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.

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alfpwns made it!(author)2008-11-29


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alfpwns made it!(author)2008-11-29

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sawblade25 made it!(author)2011-04-22

nice!!

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poopmypants made it!(author)2008-12-29

well we know this guy is totally brave

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jwilldoanythingtohelpsomeone made it!(author)2011-03-10

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

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MrMadmonkey4 made it!(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)

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pyro%3Dfire made it!(author)2010-07-14

AWSOME!!

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littledamyan made it!(author)2010-07-05

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

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Bandit made it!(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)

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pindalanderz made it!(author)2008-06-30

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

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qwertyman10 made it!(author)2009-07-28

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

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MteamyMcHotsauce made it!(author)2010-06-30

that what she said

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pindalanderz made it!(author)2009-07-30

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

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mr+j124 made it!(author)2009-03-16

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

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pindalanderz made it!(author)2009-07-30

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

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mr+j124 made it!(author)2009-09-13

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

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pindalanderz made it!(author)2009-09-13

nice. XD

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pindalanderz made it!(author)2009-07-30

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

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kibbler made it!(author)2009-04-04

He means with your bare hands.

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gt11182 made it!(author)2010-06-05

looks pretty risky

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carebare47 made it!(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?

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Pie+Ninja made it!(author)2009-11-23

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

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knex_mepalm made it!(author)2010-05-21

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

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tyler22697 made it!(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

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tyler22697 made it!(author)2009-12-24

Also, how long should the fire last?

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shawntherobot made it!(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.

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girrrrrrr2 made it!(author)2007-06-16

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

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youy made it!(author)2009-10-21

fthats what she said

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Killergunman made it!(author)2009-09-19

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

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Stephon+%239 made it!(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!

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alfpwns made it!(author)2008-08-28

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

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shamu made it!(author)2008-12-02

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

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alfpwns made it!(author)2008-12-02

lol imagine if u had VERY BIG cuts (OOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWW)

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mayan+guitarist made it!(author)2008-11-27

even tho this sounds fricken crazy if u have alcohol on your hand you wont get burned so yeah listen to this guy.

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