How To Make Color Fire
Have you ever seen the products that you can buy from Amazon or the big box stores which when applied to a fire can change the color of the flames? They retail for around 10 bucks but don’t last but a few minutes.
You can buy color fire here if you have no other ingredients:
Making your own color fire is easily done at home with stuff you probably already have on hand.
Usually you have a lot of these products needed to make the different colors so you can make big batches and keep the color going for longer.
DISCLAIMER: This DIY project is meant for the older kids with supervision or as an adult activity. It is important to use rubber gloves when making your own color changing fire logs because some chemicals can burn or irritate the skin. DO NOT COOK OVER THIS FIRE, YOU COULD GET VERY SICK. Stand at least 10 feet away from the flames while you are using the color mixes.
How To Make Your Own Color Fire Mixes:
Red Color = Strontium Chloride
Orange Color = Bleach Powder (Calcium Chloride)
Yellow Color = Table Salt (Sodium Chloride)
Yellowish Green Color = Borax
Green Color = Copper Sulfate
Blue Color = Copper Chloride
Violet Color = 3 parts Potassium Sulfate 1 part saltpeter (Potassium Nitrate) – (This will smoke very heavily, stay back and do not breath in the smoke)
Purple Color = Potassium Chloride
White Color = Epsom Salts (Magnesium Sulfate)
Pictures of the colors: (Click to enlarge)
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