How to Make an Awesome Fire Tornado with No Moving Parts

By Casey Chan on at

I don’t think it’s possible to make anything cooler than this homemade multicolour fire tornado that spins around and weaves itself together with absolutely no moving parts. Not with more than your own two hands anyway.

The only thing you need to do is cut up a glass cylinder and then offset the half-cylinders a little bit to let air flow do its thing to create the fire vortex.

Watch the video to see The Backyard Scientist mess around and burn different chemicals (like methanol, lithium, and boric acid) to showcase the different colours (like bright red and green) a fire tornado can be.