Amaze Your Friends and Family with these cool campfire trick- You can create some really neat special effects with some common and not so common- household chemicals.
To add to fire- Use duct tape lay a piece of duct tape out- about a 3-4″ strip- put a few spoonful of ONE chemical of your choice on the tape and fold over- making sure edges are sealed. DO NOT MIX THESE CHEMICALS- EVER!!!!!
When ready to add to fire- just toss the whole packet in
Copper Chloride : makes a BLUE flame, Can be found at Fire Work chemical companies- my favourite is SkyLighter.com
Borax : Light yellow-Green Flame (but this at any supermarket in laundry section)
Copper Sulfate: makes a green flame in campfire. Buy in pool/spa chemical store or Fireplace store.
Lithium Chloride: bright pink/red flame . Can buy here http://secure.sciencecompany.com/Strontium-Chloride-100g-P15973C672.aspx
Salt Peter:(potassium nitrate).For a violet-purple flame.
Epsom salt(Magnesium Sulfate}makes a bight white flame in campfires- buy pretty much anywhere.
Strontium Chloride: makes red flame in campfire. Stores specializing in fireworks chemicals.
also here : http://secure.sciencecompany.com/Strontium-Chloride-100g-P15973C672.aspx
Potassium Chloride: makes a deep purple flame in campfire. Sold as a water softener salt and starter fertilizer in most gardening sections..
Alum (thallium): a nice bright green flame in campfire. Used for pickling but can also buy cheap at drugstore- ask pharmacist.
Calcium Chloride : nice blue flame – is sold commercially as the product ” Damp-Rid” to get rid of moisture.
Table Salt (sodium chloride)- make an orange flame.
Boric Acid – deep red flame. Buy at any pharmacy.