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this instructable will show you how to make green fire by mixing 2 simple ingrediants.
these ingredients are poisonous if inhaled or ingested so be careful.
 
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Step 1: Materials

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you will need:

Boric Acid-it is commonly sold as roach killer (we found some at lowes)
"Heet" Anti-Freeze(wal-mart)
a disposable cup or can for mixing chemicals
something to stir with (something disposable)
lighter
and a low metal bowl (a small metal dog bowl or a bowl like the one in the pictures)

Step 2:

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take your boric acid and put a table spoon amount into your can or cup.
next pour some heet anti freeze in with the boric acid
now stir them as much as you can it doesn't have to completely dissolve

if you want your fire to burn longer increase the amount of boric acid and anti freeze that you mix together

make sure not to get on your hands if you do then wash hands

Step 3: Lighting the mixture

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now pour your mixture into the low metal bowl
place the bowl some where outside so that the fumes don't get caught inside

get a stick or piece of paper and light the end on fire

next take piece of paper or stick and use it to light mixture on fire

be careful it will light quickly

now just sit back and watch it BURN!!!!

Step 4: Please comment and suscribe!!!

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i'm still new at making instructables but i enjoy making instructables. i don't have many because i can't think of many things to make an instructable.
so when i make an instructable i like to read to read people's comments and suggestions.

so, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT OR A SUGGESTION OF WHAT I COULD DO BETTER!!!

and please suscribe if you want.
ekbruster2 years ago
You ever try putting this in a tiki torch? using a wick?
bbryant-12 years ago
How long does it burn for?
macgyver2012 (author)  bbryant-12 years ago
depends how much you put in there, the more you put in the longer it lasts. but a 1/2 cup of this solution will burn from around 20 to 30 minutes. hope that gives u an idea of how long it burns.
cool thanks :)
joe.esq13 years ago
Have you tried to make diff colors?
macgyver2012 (author)  joe.esq13 years ago
no, but i have looked into how to make different colors. here are some compounds and the color they burn.

red-lithium chloride and strontium chloride

orange-calcium chloride (a bleaching powder)

yellow-salt

green-copper sulfate or boric acid

blue-copper sulfate and most alcohols

purple-potassium chloride

white-magnesium
I don't mean to mess up your instructable but I think its easier to throw some copper wires on whatever fire you make, I mean, you can't use this mixture everywhere!

Plus, be carefull if you use magnesium as it burns at really high temperatures, you could burn a hole on the table, and the flame is REALLY bright, don't look directly at it!

But nice instructable anyway, I didn't know boric acid creates green flames!
macgyver2012 (author)  art.z3 years ago
no, i don't think that would be easier. first of all that is a waste of copper wire and copper is expensive and second of all you can't use ur idea everywhere either, who carries copper wire on them everywhere they go. but i respect ur opinion
and i thank u for ur comment, i appreciate it.
Oh, I'm not saying that people carry copper wires everywhere.
I meant that you can only use this in a bowl, but with copper you can even throw it at a bonfire to create a nice effect!
macgyver2012 (author)  art.z3 years ago
yeah i've seen people do it that way to, well either way works.