Poor's Man Firework

Introduction: Poor's Man Firework

About: I always liked making stuff and when my grandfather showed me Instructables I became an addict. I don't have any degrees yet but I'm working on my aeronautics engineering degree :-P

If you are not able to get real fireworks here's your solution: Steel wool fireworks.

Steel wool fireworks look amazing and are a chance to impress your friends with some cool pyrotechnics. They are easy and cheap to make and are an opportunity to take some astonishing photos.

Teacher Notes

Teachers! Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson.

Step 1: Watch Video

Step 2: Materials

For this project you will need:

- Steel wool.

- Pliers.

- Some rope.

- Thick electric wire.

- Scissors would be helpful.

- A lighter.

Step 3:

As you can see in the photo, cut a small piece of wool, then wrap it tight with some wire (we don't want the wool to fall while we spin). Now make a loop at the other end of the wire, tie the rope and cut it so it will be comfortable for you to spin.

It will be optional to put the wool in a metal tea holder instead of using wire but i'm not allowed to use the one in my home so...wire.

Step 4: Safety

This project is dangerous (I do not take responsibility for any injuries cause by it), when attempting it once a burning piece fell on my sleeve and made a hole in it. This is why you should wear a hat, glasses, gloves and long clothing.

Do it away from anything flammable or living.

Step 5: The Fun Part

Hold the end of the rope right, light the wool and start spinning.

For the best photos use the long exposure option in the camera.

Be careful and good luck.

Step 6: That's It

Questions will be answered happily.

Check out my page, my Facebook page and my YouTube Channel.

Apocalypse Preparedness Contest

Participated in the
Apocalypse Preparedness Contest

Guerilla Design Contest

Participated in the
Guerilla Design Contest

Explore Science Contest

Participated in the
Explore Science Contest

Be the First to Share

    Recommendations

    • Toys and Games Challenge

      Toys and Games Challenge
    • Backyard Contest

      Backyard Contest
    • Silly Hats Speed Challenge

      Silly Hats Speed Challenge

    16 Discussions

    0
    HeatherP2
    HeatherP2

    5 years ago on Introduction

    This is really cool! I might try it on the 4th of July :)

    0
    crashzoom
    crashzoom

    Reply 5 years ago

    It will be perfect for this event. Be careful

    This is probably a stupid question but where might one be able to find steel wool.

    0
    crashzoom
    crashzoom

    Reply 5 years ago

    Oh not at all.. I bought mine in my neighborhood market for a cheap price. They sell it for cleaning pots. Be careful :}

    0
    crashzoom
    crashzoom

    Reply 5 years ago

    Tnx I have another firework guide on my profile check it out.

    0
    elementofone
    elementofone

    5 years ago on Introduction

    There are much easier ways to attach the steel wool, since the way you do it, every time you want to refill, it takes time, and could be troublesome in the dark...

    0
    crashzoom
    crashzoom

    Reply 5 years ago

    This is why I suggested the metal tea holder. I agree wire isn't the best way but it is the cheapest and the easiest to get.

    0
    elementofone
    elementofone

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    LOL sorry i didnt read that part, that was what i was going to suggest

    0
    crashzoom
    crashzoom

    Reply 5 years ago

    Oh haha lol

    0
    crashzoom
    crashzoom

    Reply 5 years ago

    What do you suggest?

    0
    crashzoom
    crashzoom

    Reply 5 years ago

    eh.. what?

    0
    Simo51
    Simo51

    5 years ago

    nice idea

    0
    crashzoom
    crashzoom

    Reply 5 years ago

    Tnx stay safe:-P