Smoke Flare

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Introduction: Smoke Flare

Looking online I found this cool weekend project so I decided to try it  and it it lasted for a relay long time so I decided to make an indtructructable

Step 1: What You Need

- Portable Stove
- Potassium Nitrate(KNO3 ) - aka Stump remover
- Organic powder dye
- Sugar
- Baking soda
- measuring scale
- Something to mix it all with
- a sparkler
- Dixi cups

Step 2: Step 1

First warm your warming unit to medium high
(make sure you are doing this out side because it will release gases)
measure out 30 grams of potassium nitrate and 20 grams of sugar  and put them in your heating unit

Step 3: Step 2

You will need to wait till the mix caramelizes then you will need to put a spoon-full of baking soda
and a spoon-full of the organic dye and mix it all together

Step 4: Step 3

if you don't have a sparkler or fuse-chord all you need is a square of toilet paper and rip a strip off of it and roll it up into a fuse
or you can use a sparkler

Step 5: Step 4

you will now need to put the mix into the dixi cup and put your fuse in

Step 6: Step 5

Now its the fun part
wait about a half an hour after you cook the mix so it can set


now you can light your fuse and watch it smoke

Step 7: Finished

Now you have these handy little smoke bombs that you can use for: paintball, distraction, the 4th of July, ect.


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Might use this for rocket engines.

Good tutorial. If you compact it into a plastic cup, would it just explode.

What's the legality of these things in the UK?

is there a substitute for stump remover or another mixture?

well there is a whole nother way to make a smoke bomb with ping pong balls
but you can find stump remover a home depot or lowes