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Stick Man
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What fuel do you burn to create different coloured flames? Smile
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I don't know what chemicals they use but I know you can buy additives from

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In my high school chemistry class there was an experiment using a Bunsen burner and some spray bottles with different solutions in them. DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT just go around trying different chemicals. You could seriously injure youself, your property, or somebody else (or their property).

Depending on the solution used, different colors were produced. The teacher set it up as a find the sodium such and such solution, it burned red. The so and so soluion will burn yellow etc...
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It depends what flames you want to colour. Most of the chemicals should be safe to use on a torch as long as it's not used for fire eating.

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This information and much more (about 200 effects) can be found in Modern Chemical Magic by Lippy & Palder. You should be able to pick up a paperback copy for about 6.5 pounds ($10).

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Check out

Secrets of Hollywood Special Effects
by Robert E. McCarthy

I believe he goes into specific chemicals and their uses for making colored and specialized fire effects.

Again... not for fire eating!!!

It's out of print... but I've seen some used copies available on

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This doesn't really apply to your situation, I think, but for fun sometime take a copper pipe and stick it in a garden hose then throw it in a campfire. Very amazing colors.
On the other hand, you have different fingers.
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I have them made up in Green and Magenta. They are not as harmful as some of the metal additives and do not smoke.
Go to the fire section of

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I think it's best to go to a college and ask a chemistry teacher. Please play it safe. We don't want any of you to get hurt.

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If you add 1/2 part of Strontium or Lithium Nitrate to 1 part of flash powder you get red smoke. Don't know if this can help.
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12th June 2003

Roughly one year ago, Trevor Duffy of South Africa was here in Sydney for a national convention and he was selling flash paper which burnt a light mystic blue colour... Maybe he still has some???
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Is there anyway to do it for fire-eating tho? or is that still aways in the future?
Fire is a demanding Mistress...
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I don’t recommend any of the additives that create color for fire eating. The are mostly chemicals to add to solid ingredients for colored fire.
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That's why I ask if anyone knows a safe way, nothing I've been able to find will work..
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