These Fireworks Are Made From Scratch Using Bamboo, Sulfur, Potassium Nitrate, and Charcoal
Making your own fireworks is pretty dangerous and also incredibly complex. This video from How To Make Everything is a fast overview of the process of how to make a firework using previously collected materials and bamboo.
The host of the channel Andy George expresses his concerns about this information inspiring unsafe DIY practices so deliberately keeps it pretty vague. The first video in the series shows George out in the world collecting various rock samples for use in this video where they are rushed, cooked, dried and packed.
Despite the hard to follow instructions, the video will show you the incredible number of steps required to get a simple firework made. George tests out his firework with fairly disappointing results but vows to continue the research and keep developing his skills. George urges his viewers curious about homemade pyrotechnics to seek out a local club or organization where you can find guidance, expertise, and safety.
How To Make Everything is an awesome channel for not only learning about the way things are made but to witness serious dedication and talent. In one episode the creators spend 6 months and $1500 to make a sandwich from scratch, including growing the vegetables, harvesting the wheat for the bread and even killing the chicken.
There is something incredibly endearing in watching a relative amateur tackle these impossible tasks with such a goofy and well-meaning attitude. Pick your interest from learning about how chocolate is made to watching George create a whole luxury suit.