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Smoke from ordinary newspapers and ammonium nitrate

Дымовуха из обычных газет и аммиачной селитры

Here we will tell you how to produce a high-quality powerful smoke bomb from ordinary newspapers and ammonium nitrate (ammonium nitrate), which is sold in the fertilizer store for only 10-20 rubles per kilogram.

First you need to prepare a solution of saltpeter. One liter of the solution should contain 300 grams of ammonium nitrate.

Simply put, we weigh 300 g of ammonium nitrate, pour it into a liter bottle and then the last one is filled in with water and shaken to make nitre dissolved (it dissolves very well).

Дымовуха из обычных газет и аммиачной селитры

If there is nothing to weigh, then just choose a container (in this case, a half liter plastic bottle of mineral water was used) in which you want to inject the solution and fill it with a third of ammonium nitrate: One liter of a solution containing 300 grams of ammonium nitrate (ammonium nitrate) approximately for the impregnation of 40 newspaper pages.

Дымовуха из обычных газет и аммиачной селитры

After this, pour water and wait until the saltpeter dissolves (the solution becomes very cold). At the top appears foam, which must be carefully drained. Afterwards, you can insert a pshikalku for flowers into the bottle. Now put the newspaper sheet on the floor (away from walls, furniture, etc.) and wet it from the pshikalki:

Дымовуха из обычных газет и аммиачной селитры

After the first sheet is completely impregnated with the solution, we put another sheet on top of it, press it tightly and punch it until it gets wet. After you wet the last sheet of the amount you need, turn the dampened stack of newspapers on the opposite side (to get better soaked).

Now we turn to drying.

Newspapers can be expanded on the floor. But in no case should they be left in direct sunlight!

After the newspapers dry, we proceed to make smoke.

Production of smoke from 10 sheets

Accurately bend the leaflet:

Дымовуха из обычных газет и аммиачной селитры

Then once again bend, So do with ten sheets. We take one bent leaf, tightly twist it to the middle, put it into the other and twist it further. When we reach the middle again, we add another leaf. Etc. Everything should be very tight!

Дымовуха из обычных газет и аммиачной селитры

After you twist the last - rewind the resulting product with scotch tape and morning from the ends. The filling of the smoke is ready!

Дымовуха из обычных газет и аммиачной селитры

Other smoke

Depending on the desired size and power of the smoke bomb, it is possible to bend differently bent sheets. The main thing is that the smoke pipe does not turn out to be too thin and long or very thick and short.

For example, to make a small smoke from a single sheet, the latter is better to bend along 8 times, and for a three-sheeted sheet - 8 times as much:

Дымовуха из обычных газет и аммиачной селитры

And so on ... It all depends on your imagination.

It should also be noted that it is not recommended to make smoke charges from more than 10 newspaper pages, because in the process of smoke evolution, an ignition can occur, and the effect, of course, will no longer be the same.

During the experiment, on the basis of which this article was compiled and corresponding photos were taken, 150 grams of ammonium nitrate (0.5 liters) was used. It was possible to screen 19 newspaper pages and make smoke from one, three, five and ten sheets (in the photo, respectively):

Дымовуха из обычных газет и аммиачной селитры

Shells for smoke bombs

A checker, twisted out of ten sheets, will dissolve in the process of releasing the smoke and its ignition may occur (especially if you use it in the wind), which is highly undesirable. It is necessary to make the case.

For this purpose, a half liter aluminum can fit perfectly:

Дымовуха из обычных газет и аммиачной селитры

Carefully cut out the top cover from it, and then - completely cut the bottom. Insert the twisted smoke (if it will hang out, wind it up with a little plain paper) so that it reaches the end. After that - cut off excess metal so that there are edges on 1 cm:

Дымовуха из обычных газет и аммиачной селитры

Then gently bend them:

Дымовуха из обычных газет и аммиачной селитры

The smoke is ready!

* For the manufacture of casings to other smoke pipes, you can use any container, for example, a can of deodorant. It should always be remembered that both ends of the smoke should be open.

Sometimes you have to adjust the smoke itself (the number of sheets, etc.) under the housing. Do it yourself.

Storage and use of smoke from newspapers

To bring the smoke into action - set it on fire from the side and wait for smoke to flow from it (this is not dangerous). Then throw it aside.

Freshly prepared newspaper smoke bombs burn quickly and emit a lot of thick white smoke. But if they are stored for a long time (six months or more), they lose their force: they are harder to find, they burn more slowly and smoke less.

Therefore, it is best to use them within 1-2 months from the date of manufacture and store in plastic bags for protection from moisture.

Security measures


After working with ammonium nitrate, you should thoroughly wash your hands with soap and the place where the newspapers are nestled, all the containers, tubes, etc.

Keep ready to smoke away from fire and children!

In the event of a fire in a smoke bomb in the room, fill it with water or throw it through the window into the street.

In no event should it be covered: there is no need for atmospheric oxygen to separate the smoke, so it will not go out (and even worse - it can burn something nearby!).

Denial of responsibility


The way of manufacturing smoke charges from paper and saltpeter is known for a long time and published on many Internet resources.

The technology described on this site only describes in detail the manufacturing method and is intended solely for entertainment purposes.

For any illegal actions, as well as causing damage to health directly by the product itself (smoke poisoning, burns) or its components (poisoning with ammonium nitrate), the author of this site does not bear any responsibility.