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How to Make Your Own Homemade Fireworks Fuse

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Prepare the Paper for the Fuse
Tear the paper into thin strips, fold the strips in half, and then twist the fuse tightly.

Tear the paper into thin strips, fold the strips in half, and then twist the fuse tightly.

Anne Helmenstine
The first step of making a homemade fireworks fuse is to prepare the paper that you will use as the basis for the fuse.
  1. Tear a square of toilet paper into six strips. Thinner is better, if you can manage it.

     

  2. Fold each strip of paper in half, lengthwise.

     

  3. Twist each strip to form a string.
Toilet paper does not burn very well on its own. It tends to smoke and flake off bits of ash and would more likely than not just go out before the flame reached your firework. This is where the matches come into play.

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