Science, Tech, Math › Science Homemade Fireworks Projects Share Flipboard Email Print Science Chemistry Physical Chemistry Basics Chemical Laws Molecules Periodic Table Projects & Experiments Scientific Method Biochemistry Medical Chemistry Chemistry In Everyday Life Famous Chemists Activities for Kids Abbreviations & Acronyms Biology Physics Geology Astronomy Weather & Climate By Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D. Chemistry Expert Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences, University of Tennessee at Knoxville B.A., Physics and Mathematics, Hastings College Dr. Helmenstine holds a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences and is a science writer, educator, and consultant. She has taught science courses at the high school, college, and graduate levels. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D. Updated June 03, 2020 Have you ever wanted to make your own fireworks? These are instructions for fireworks projects so you can make your own homemade fireworks. Make Homemade Firecrackers Isabel Pavia/Moment Open/Getty Images It's easy and inexpensive to make firecrackers yourself. This is a great pyrotechnics project, perfect for do-it-yourself types or persons who can't find firecrackers where they live. Make a Homemade Sparkler Simon Battensby, Getty Images Sparklers are small hand-held fireworks that don't explode. They are among the safest and easiest fireworks to make yourself. Make a Smoke Bomb Anne Helmenstine A smoke bomb is a simple pyrotechnic device that you can make in your kitchen. You only need two ingredients to make a ton of smoke. There is also a recipe for a non-cook smoke bomb that works the same but doesn't require heating of the smoke bomb ingredients. Make Black Snakes or Glow Worms Anne Helmenstine Black snakes are another type of firework that doesn't explode. Once you light these pyrotechnic devices they push out columns of black 'snakes'. This is an easy and safe fireworks project. Homemade Fountain Firework Srividya Vanamamalai / EyeEm / Getty Images You can adapt the homemade smoke bomb recipe to make a long-lasting fountain firework that shoots purple flames, plus a lot of smoke. Waterfall Firework Lanskeith17, public domain A waterfall firework emits a cascade of sparks, sort of like if water was on fire! This non-exploding firework is simple to make, yet produces dramatic results. Make a Homemade Fireworks Fuse Anne Helmenstine Fuses are handy to have around for firecrackers and smoke bombs. These fuses use common household materials. Colored Smoke Recipes Colored smoke bombs work by dispersing dye into the air. Hero Images, Getty Images It's as easy to make colored smoke as it is a normal smoke bomb. The trick is to find the right colorant. Homemade Roman Candle Warfieldian, Creative Commons License A Roman candle is a classic firework that shoots one or more balls of fire into the sky. You can customize this firework so that each star is a different color or displays a different effect. This is a slightly more advanced project, so give it a try after you are comfortable with smoke bombs, fountains, and sparklers. How to Light Fireworks Safely Anna Owen / EyeEm / Getty Images Once you make homemade fireworks, your next step is lighting them. Here's how to light them safely! Disclaimer Please be advised that the content provided by our website is for EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. Fireworks and the chemicals contained within them are dangerous and should always be handled with care and used with common sense. By using this website you acknowledge that ThoughtCo., its parent About, Inc. (a/k/a Dotdash), and IAC/InterActive Corp. shall have no liability for any damages, injuries, or other legal matters caused by your use of fireworks or the knowledge or application of the information on this website. The providers of this content specifically do not condone using fireworks for disruptive, unsafe, illegal, or destructive purposes. You are responsible for following all applicable laws before using or applying the information provided on this website.