Most smoke bombs are difficult to make and dangerous. This guide will show you how to make alternative smoke bombs that are safe, easy, and suitable for all ages. Whether you're just having fun or want to play ninja, these smoke bombs are going to be a lot of fun!
Method 1 of 2: Making Egg Bombs
Step 1. Make a small hole on one side of the egg
You can use anything small and pointy, such as a toothpick or safety pin. Make sure the hole is enough to get all the contents out of the egg, but not so big that the egg will crack. Make sure to poke holes in the egg in the bowl or cup so the contents don't fall apart!
Step 2. Insert a toothpick or safety pin deeply through one of the holes to crack the yolk
Carefully wiggle the toothpick or safety pin toward the outside of the egg. Make sure the toothpick or safety pin is long enough to reach at least half of the inside of the egg. This step can be repeated if you have difficulty removing all the contents of the egg. If you have liquid residue on your hands, don't touch your clothes or the area around your mouth. Raw eggs may contain Salmonella bacteria that can make you sick.
Step 3. Blow one of the holes to force the liquid in the egg out
Instead, blow the eggs from the more pointed side. Try to get as many eggs out as possible. Be careful not to let your lips actually touch the eggshell! Never try to remove the contents of the egg by sucking it. Remember that raw eggs can make you sick!
Step 4. Wash the empty eggshells with water and let them dry in the open air
If you can do this gently, hold the eggshell under the sink and let the water run through the shell. However, an easier alternative is to hold the eggshell in a bowl of warm, soapy water. Be sure to wash your hands and disinfect anything that a raw egg might come into contact with!
Step 5. Cover one end of the egg with adhesive
The next step will be easier if you cover the bottom of the egg. The adhesive used must be a good adhesive. Don't use too much adhesive or your smoke bomb won't explode properly!
Step 6. Roll a piece of paper into a funnel and attach it to the uncovered egg hole
You may have to widen the hole in the egg to fit in the funnel. To widen the hole, use the same tool that was used to make the hole in the beginning. Be careful not to break the eggs!
Step 7. Insert the smoke bomb material into the egg through the funnel, then seal the hole with adhesive as well
You have a few relatively safe options for smoke bombs. The easiest ingredients are white powder or baby powder. You can also make more colorful smoke bombs using colored flour or colored chalk powder. If you're having trouble with this step, have someone else hold the egg while you hold the funnel and pour the bomb contents.
Step 8. Throw your egg bomb on a hard surface
The faster you throw, the bigger the smoke. If you don't want to use it right away, your smoke bomb can be saved for later use. Egg cartons make for convenient storage!
Method 2 of 2: Making Tissue Paper Bombs
Step 1. Wet a tissue paper and unfold it on the table
Don't use so much water that your tissue paper gets soggy and ends up tearing. If you don't have paper towels, you can use toilet paper. Make sure the toilet paper used is large enough and one sheet only, without perforations.
Step 2. Place one cup of smoke bomb filling into the center of the tissue paper
Similar to the egg method, you can use flour or white powder to produce white smoke. Or, make colored smoke by coloring flour or adding colored chalk powder to baby powder. Be aware that colored smoke bombs may stain!
Step 3. Pull the four corners of the tissue paper and wrap it so that now your smoke bomb is shaped like a cherry
Do this step very carefully! Make sure there are no torn pieces of paper once the bomb is done. There's no need to dry the tissue paper, as most of these types of paper tear easily. Be careful not to explode the smoke bomb too early!
Step 4. Throw your tissue paper bomb onto a hard surface
Just like the egg bomb, the harder you throw the more smoke it can create. Unlike egg bombs, tissue paper bombs are intended for immediate use. If you try to store a tissue paper bomb, the binding at the end of the paper may break and the contents of the bomb will spill all over the place.
- Avoid inhaling flour or talcum powder.
- Don't throw your smoke bomb in other people's faces. While most are safe, the "smoke" it creates can cause serious breathing problems for people with asthma.
- This smoke bomb will make dirt everywhere. Make sure to clean up the mess it causes!
- Do not throw too many bombs because it can cause pollution.