Fireworks "Micro-Wheel"

Effects fuses like flying fish or falling leave are fantastic for quick and dirty rocket toppers, 2" cylinder shells, and even fun little projects like this — the world's smallest spinning fireworks wheel.

I LOVE this one!

Homemade fireworks micr wheel

Step 1. Cut a piece of corrugated cardboard 3 inches long x 1/2 inch wide.

Step 2. Cut two pieces of flying fish fuse (green in picture) 1-1/2 inches long. Insert them into the ends of the cardboard as shown in picture above. Secure with glue if too loose.

Step 3. Cut a piece of Quickmatch Visco (white in picture) GN1105 and attach to the ends of the fish fuse as shown in the picture above.

Step 4. Cut a piece of standard Visco fuse (red in picture) and tape it to the Quickmatch Visco (white in picture) as shown.

Step 5. Poke a small hole in the center of the cardboard as shown, and insert a metal wire, paper clip, or long skinny nail. The wheel assembly should be loose and able to spin freely on the wire.

Step 6. Add a tiny drop of glue to the metal pin on either side of the cardboard/wheel so the wheel does not slide up and down the wire. Allow to dry.

Fireworks micro wheel made with flying fish fuse

Step 7. Stick the wire in a wood post horizontally and level. Now light it!

Spinning fireworks fuse micro wheel

You can change wheel colors by using different colored fuse. Or make it into a crackling wheel. Or... or... or...

This is a great project to do with younger children. Fast, safe, quiet, and you can do it almost anywhere.

This is just one of the many projects you can make from flying fish and falling leaves fuse.

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