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In this instructable, I'm going to be showing you how to make fireballs that won't burn your hands while you hold them as long as you don't put your hands over the actual flames, just letting it roll in your hand so the bottom touches your hand or by holding it from the sides.

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Step 1: Materials

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1) A piece of cotton (about 2.5 inches by 6 inches or so)
2) Cotton thread and a needle
3) Scissors
4) Lighter or matches
5) Lighter fluid (from a supermarket or hardware store)
6) A good sense of knowledge about FIRE!!!

Step 2: Making the actual fireball

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First, take your piece of cotton, it can be from a shirt or something, and cut a piece of about 2.5 inches to 6 inches. It doesn't have to be exact but this will make a good sized fireball. Afterwards, take that piece of cotton and roll it up into a ball, don't worry about it being tight enough now, you can tighten it after putting your cotton thread around it. Then, take about 5 to 6 feet of your cotton thread and put the needle through it. Once its connected, stick the needle through the rolled-up cotton "ball" and start wrapping the cotton thread around tightly to keep it from expanding and losing its shape. Once everything is nice and tight and the 5 or 6 feet of cotton thread is completely around the ball, stick it through the cotton ball one more time to make sure the thread doesn't break apart. Lastly, just cut off the excess thread and take out the needle.

Step 3: Adding the lighter fluid

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Now take your fireball and start pouring the lighter fluid on it. It should absorb pretty quickly so don't overfill it or you could burn your hand from the excess lighter fluid that could fall off onto your hand. Now you're ready to light it!

Completely safe right?parents would kill me!
akossoy (author)  angryrobot171 year ago
Yes! :)
AdemK1 akossoy23 days ago

a flask with a standard "X" on it is enough to kill you, how can you claim that a flask with a deaths head on is safe?

Bob the dog3 years ago
I did this and my mom freaked out
akossoy (author)  Bob the dog3 years ago
LOL! but you were ok right?!
FrozenIce3 years ago
sooo coool!!!! my mom would kill me if i tried it.... u know... if im not already dead..
akossoy (author)  FrozenIce3 years ago
LOL! don't worry its completely safe!
This would be a great special effect in a movie or video. Just be sure you film it at home instead of at school!
i make mine out of a piece of chamois cloth ( you know for washing your car) it wont burn, holds plenty of fuel and if it were to be droped or thrown it leaves no wet flaming spots even if it had alot of fuel on it.