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Similar to my smoke bomb, this is how to make a flamethrower bomb! It's pretty much the same as the smoke bomb except for less smoke and more FIRE!!! Also, in the picture, the hole should be covered with a cotton ball, I just didn't have a picture with one.

The flames come up a couple of feet and real fast!! .. BE CAREFUL AND SAFE!!

However, when dealing with fire there is always a disclaimer coming soon ahead...


Ok, let's continue...
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Step 1: Materials

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1) 3-4 ping pong balls
2) About 50 or so matches (they CAN be those that you sometimes get at restaurants)
3) Scissors or pliers
4) A small bin or container
5) A cotton ball or small piece of cotton
6) A clothes hanger (optional)
7) Either one of the matches from above or a lighter

Step 2: Time to cut stuff (I know.. it's awesome huh?!?)

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First take one ping pong ball and cut a small hole in it about 1 to 1.5 cm in diameter. Then take the other 2 or 3 ping pong balls and cut them into small pieces which will later go in the hole (so make sure they're small enough or you'll have to go back and cut them up a little more!). Once you've cut them p and put the pieces in the little bin or container, take out the matches!

Now, cut all the match heads off of the matches (the match head is the part you use to strike the match to light it up). Put all of the match heads in the container or bin with the cut-up ping pong balls and mix it up!

Once everything is cut and ready to go, put all the match heads and ping pong ball pieces in the hole in the first ping pong ball. If it doesn't fit, it's ok, (I guess you'll just have to make another one because this is SO cool and you need somewhere to put the extras!!).
Sirion127 months ago

I noticed that after you light it, you must quickly run away. I've puzzled it for a bit, and I think if you light it in a Ziploc bag then seal and toss, it might work. The drawback is that when it explodes it might use up all the oxygen in the bag more quickly than it will melt the plastic. This would make it safer, but it might not work at all. I'll check it out as soon as I can find some danged ping-pong balls...

Halphinian1 year ago

The video doesn't work because it says that "the youtube account associated with this video has been terminated".

akossoy (author)  Halphinian1 year ago

Ok I fixed it! Sorry about that! Recently youtube put strikes on a couple of my videos for using music that wasn't mine and so they terminated my account :( Unfortunately, due to this I am unable to embed the video into the instructable but if you click on the link for the video, it should bring you to to a separate page to see it. Sorry again about this! Let me know if you still cannot see the video and I will do my best to fix it!

pyroman19722 years ago
i like fiery stuff! this is cool! make a sparkler bomb! they are cool too!
akossoy (author)  pyroman19722 years ago
i made a sparkler bomb once but they dont sell any sparklers near me so i havent made one since... :P oh well at least i have these :D
lperkins2 years ago
Be very careful with match heads. Three to four books worth can cost you fingers if mishandled. Other than that, not bad. :)
Sharvin3 years ago
you could fill it with some tissue-dipped-in -acetone(nail polish remover) instead and enjoy Ive done it and its awesome however be carefull with acetone though if it falls on you youll be on fire and its very hard to douse a acetone fire.besides acetone is cheap
akossoy (author)  Sharvin3 years ago
true, ill give it a thought! :D
wolf9963 years ago
Vengeance can now mine!!! MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
akossoy (author)  wolf9963 years ago
i thought those were oranges
akossoy (author)  Football viking boy3 years ago
not quite!
Davidfz73 years ago
That's cool! It makes a pretty tall flame for how small it is.
akossoy (author)  Davidfz73 years ago
Yea, thats the cool thing! To tell the truth this bomb came out of complete mistake. I was making the smoke bomb and I decided to add some match heads to see what would happen and I got this! :)
benwade akossoy3 years ago
You know, unless you want your whole family sleeping at a red cross shelter for a week, burning it further away from your house would be a good idea.
akossoy (author)  benwade3 years ago
It was my neighbor's house... LOL JK.. I know, this was a couple years ago when I didn't think very long on what I was about to do.
benwade akossoy3 years ago
Hey, I'm over the half-century mark and I still don't always think things through, (unfortunately).
H3xx3 years ago
The Arson Ninja strikes again!
akossoy (author)  H3xx3 years ago
Pyro is my middle name! :)