Introduction: Pepper Grenade Canister/ Bomb

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Make a simple but effective pepper or powder grenade out of a film canister and some cardboard and of course some CHEMICALS -HA HA HA HAAA!!!!!!!

Step 1: Equipment

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you will need:
1 Film canister or air tight container with a pop open lid.
1 Cardboard sheet (thin- Cereal box type)
1 Plastic sandwich bag
Some Vinegar
Some Bicarbonate of Soda (or Baking Soda)
Some Powder- flour, pepper, allspice....
Some Celotape or sticky tape
Some string

1 pair of scissors
2 Hands
1 Bomb site

Step 2: Cutting

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1. Cut the cardboard to the circumference (a circle the same size of the inside)of the film canister.

2. Hold the corner of the plastic bag against the canister(so that the corner is pointing straight down) and cut just below the top of the canister to form a cone.(Thank you James M)

3. Cut some string (or any material like it) that is about 10cm or 4 inches long then take the celotape and stick one end of the string to the canister and one end to the lid leaving a bit of slack in the middle so that the top can blow off.

Step 3: Construction

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Fill the canister a quarter of the way up with vinegar I use the cap as it is more controllable.

Step 4: The Grenade

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4. Fill the corner of the bag, a bit over half the way up with bicarbonate of Soda. Place the bag into the canister so that the open end is facing upwards and being careful not to spill any Bicarb into the vinegar.

Step 5: The Powder

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Carefully slowly push the cardboard into the canister so that it totally seals the top of the canister and place the circular piece of card on top of it.

Then take the powder and pour it on to the top of the cardboard up until it reaches the top of the canister then carefully put the lid on making sure that the grenade is always up right until throwing.

Step 6: Priming, Throwing and EXPLODING!!!!!!!

To prime the grenade shake it up and down the delay on mine was about 2 seconds so throw very very quickly mine nearly blew up and peppered me in my face and my second one did not blow up after 2 lots of shaking and then did one almighty explosion.


shai023 (author)2015-10-15

this did not work for me

bob8898 (author)2015-06-01

Ad where can i get/ how can i make an airtight container about that size??

bob8898 (author)2015-06-01

is it legeal i colorado?

jonoh4wk (author)2014-07-15

can you use the same canister multiple times?

Kryptonite (author)2008-09-29

Aww, that poor little wasp... How dare you frighten a harmless wasp!!! I'm calling animal cruelty agency! lol jks

dla888 (author)Kryptonite2009-08-19

What about PETA? (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)

ilpug (author)dla8882010-03-09

or People Entertained by Torturing Animals

letstormdufield (author)ilpug2012-09-22

or People Enjoying Tasty Animals

Hahahaha! Can't believe I missed this.

Derek Vigil (author)ilpug2011-06-14

Haha I work there!

bjb98 (author)ilpug2011-06-01


popcorn4lunch (author)ilpug2011-02-12

haha, lol

ToddisI (author)ilpug2010-08-10


Kryptonite (author)dla8882009-08-19

A wasp is an insect, so neither idea will work. Ahhh well.

mo5 (author)Kryptonite2009-09-11

then it would be the PETI. ( people for the ethical treatment of insects)

bjb98 (author)mo52011-06-01

people entertained by torturing insects

Kryptonite (author)mo52009-09-13

Sounds like a type of soft drink.

[aTRi0X] (author)dla8882010-01-26

I believe that should be People Eating Tasty Animals.

rhoddity (author)[aTRi0X]2010-11-05

Ouch! =)

Madrias357 (author)Kryptonite2009-05-15

Wasps aren't harmless. One stung me in the butt once for no good reason.

Kryptonite (author)Madrias3572009-05-16

Ow, sounds nasty. A friend once got bitten by a European wasp, and he came up in this massive rash...

Sora_1_2 (author)Kryptonite2009-05-30

LOL I thought you said your friend bit the wasp!

Kryptonite (author)Sora_1_22009-05-31

Ha ha, good one, that would be truly weird....

PastTheVoid (author)Kryptonite2009-06-19

I've been stung, they're extremely unlikely to going to sting without good reason.

Kryptonite (author)PastTheVoid2009-06-22

Depends, some wasps will go after you if you make too much noise.

PastTheVoid (author)Kryptonite2009-06-24

That's what I did.

Kryptonite (author)PastTheVoid2009-07-12

Ouch. I feel sorry for you then.

Madrias357 (author)Kryptonite2009-07-31

I got stung for farting in the same room as it.

Kryptonite (author)Madrias3572009-08-02

You're sure it could smell you?

ilpug (author)Kryptonite2011-02-12

well, at least the wasp had a sense of justice, i mean, you had just farted in the same room, was it just gonna let that go unpunished?

bjb98 (author)ilpug2011-06-01

your funny

2hot2hack (author)bjb982011-07-05

how did this thing about a bomb turn into a thing about a wasp??

digital01 (author)Madrias3572009-07-25

You dont want to know where i got stung!!!

An Villain (author)digital012009-08-07

my brother "disturbed" a wasp nest by dropping it (it was in a bottle) on a rock, he got stung just about everywhere.



this is one of those comments that you don't need, and no one benefits from, but you write it down any way because of the previous strange comment that you don't happen to understand

LiftAndLove (author)2011-07-10

PETA is actually People Eating Tasty Animals Duuuhhhh
I saw it while workingg at my dads work

ToddisI (author)2010-08-10

LOL, can't find film canisters any more!

Perhaps you could try asking at a camera/ film development place, they may let you have some. It was at a shop who's name sounds like Kojak where I got empty disposable cameras which I then gave myself a big capacitor shock with - don't do that, probably not great for your heart.

Yeah... Your "Kojac" was actually "Kodak"

Whaleman (author)PINKmonster3252011-06-20

That certainly does sound like Kojak.

Pill bottles work too

It probably just boosted your heart rate and added an extra 10 years to your life. :D

Haha! Hopefully, actually that may be the cause of my occasional arrhythmia although I think most people might get that.

lol, thanks

Dumchicken (author)ToddisI2011-02-11

theres my film canisters

Derek Vigil (author)2011-06-14

instead of shaking it you could just throw it

mederick (author)2010-12-29

thats da bombLOL

bjb98 (author)mederick2011-06-01

xxxxX warning@cheesy alert! repeat,cheesy alert! Xxxxx

You a funneh guiy!

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