Introduction: How to Make Flash Paper - Magic Trick Fireballs (Nitrocellulose)

About: I like turning boring things into awesome things! Usually on video.

This is a demonstration of the salt method I use to make nitrocellulose. A better demonstration of the flash cotton I have made with this method can be seen in my video 'Fireballs Vs. My Hands'. A much higher quality flash paper can be made with this method if 100% cotton paper is used rather than fabric. I chose to use fabric because it is more readily available and less expensive than cotton paper.

A more advanced process for making much higher quality nitrocellulose can be found here: