Ah the festivities, it wouldn't be a holiday without fireworks now would it? Every superhero needs a smoke screen, and that's exactly what we'll do! Before I go further, these are SMOKE bombs. Not the car bomb... pipe bomb... ect variety. The intent isn't to kill anyone or anything. Even better is the fact that these will only leave biodegradable remains! (pick them up anyways please)
And now the complimentary warning!
I am not responsible for your stupidity. period. We are using chemicals and playing with fire. Do not eat, huff, nor burn yourself on what we make. Stay 5 feet away at the least, and wear protection. This is designed to have no hard shrapnel, and if it explodes should throw chunks no further then 5 foot.
Once again, fire hazard. think before use.
all right, now that that's out of the way...
What do we need? continue on to the next step!
Step 1: Materials
-spoon (optional, fingers are fine, this is for de-gutting)
-mini pumpkin (for a pumpkin that'll be good for a few days, plastic is fine, I used a REAL pumpkin though)
Smoke bomb materials
-KNO3 (potassium nitrate) avalible nearly everywhere as STUMP remover (see second picture) Online... ECT, Home depot's "grant's stump remover" is what I use.
-sugar (sucrose) if you don't have this...
-scale (gram scales are best unless making large batches)
-a pot (please, don't borrow mom's without her permission. Everything in the mix is water soluble and rinses out easily under hot water. Will not leave any poisonous remains, and shouldn't damage the pot a bit. If you clean the pot out by burning (my favorite) it had better be your pot, otherwise, it'll be ruined.)
-safety goggles (face shield so I don't loose eyebrows :D )
-stir rod (I like paint sticks)
-Grease (cooking/spray on fine)
-plate or smooth slab to work on
-length of fuse (5" is sufficient)
Now, I know it sounds like a ton, BUT, you should have everything but the pumpkin and stump remover at home. Fuses from fireworks are fine, but, more never hurts! May need to buy a pot too if you can't borrow one.