Sunday, June 27, 2010

Playing with Fire

Scout took these rather unassuming ingredients and mixed each of the solids with Methyl Alcohol (in the Heet antifreeze) and set them on fire to produce coloured flame...

...There's no real recipe - we used about 3 Tablespoons of the Heet and about a teaspoon of each of the powders - it's a lot of fun!

...not very spectacular during the daytime...

...we could actually see variations of colour up close...

..but we waited until dark and mixed up some more...

...and got some pretty flames...

...and orange...

...This was a fun little experiment - we'll be repeating it on Independence Day too...


  1. Anonymous3:02 PM

    How neat! Is there an actual "recipe" or doesn't it matter how much of each you put in?
    We will definitely be trying this!

    P.s. I love your banner at the top of your blog! Very summery!

  2. I'll ditto the new banner. Nothing says summer like watermelon and fireworks!!

  3. yes, very cool.

    love, k

  4. Very fun! And Woot woot on the new banner

  5. Very cool experiment!! I have never seen this at all!!

  6. Wow, who would have thought that combination of ingredients would make that... wild!

  7. THis looks really fun, but I don't think it would go over in AZ with all the fire warnings right now :(

    I still would love to know the recipe and how you got the different colors.