Make Mini-Rockets With Odds and Ends From Your Desk

By Leslie Horn on at

It's only a few months away from Guy Fawkes Night, which means lots of big, bright, sulfur-y booms. Even if you're not planning on checking out a full-fledged fireworks display, you can still make your own little rockets using items you probably have lying around your house.

The above video shows you how to do it using just a match, a straight pin, a paper clip, and some tin foil. Apparently when contained, the fuel on the head of the match is enough to launch the tiny rocket into the stratosphere. And by stratosphere I mean, if you were the size of an ant. It doesn't go too far, and you're not guaranteed surefire (zing!) success each time, but it's a fun project to satisfy your pyromanic tendencies on the Fourth. [Reddit via OHYST]