Skip to content

Firework Video. How Sparklers Are Made.

Perhaps one of my favourite things of all is a sparkler and we thought that this most innocuous of items, the humble sparkler.

Sparklers consist of a chemical mixture into which a rigid metal wire has been dipped. The chemical mixture or ‘slurry’ mix is composed of potassium perchlorate, charcoal, sugar (for fuel) and additional metal flakes (aluminium fines or granules). If you want ‘coloured’ effect sparklers you will need to add strontium nitrate for red coloured and barium nitrate for green.

Once dried, the sparkler will burn for around 1-2 minutes.

Although this pretty little piece is perfectly safe when used correctly, over 2/3 of all accidents around Bonfire Night are directly related to sparklers.

The video shows from start to finish how sparklers are made.

Enjoy :)

Related Posts

CHRISTMAS AND NYE OPENING TIMES
CHRISTMAS AND NYE OPENING TIMES
OPENING TIMES / DELIVERY TIMES As Christmas fast approaches, New Year celebrations loom large in the mind numerous cu...
Read More
FIREWORK EFFECT TIE DYE T-SHIRTS
FIREWORK EFFECT TIE DYE T-SHIRTS
As a child of the seventies, tie-dye was something we all learnt to do, usually using natural dyes like beetroot, red...
Read More
CHRISTMAS FIREWORKS AND CELEBRATIONS
CHRISTMAS FIREWORKS AND CELEBRATIONS
Announcements that Christmas may be as close as possible to normal following on from the news that there is an effect...
Read More
Previous article TOP 5 BIG ROCKETS

Leave a comment

Comments must be approved before appearing

* Required fields