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Directions: Get some 1/4 inch wire mesh at the hardware store. It is sometimes called "hardware cloth". Then cut a circular shape out of the square piece of mesh. Fold the circular shape into a cone and secure it with some bits of wire. Cut the very tip of the volcano off. The volcano should now have a "crater" in the top. Get a very small ceramic flower pot that has a hole in the bottom. Put this inside the crater. Cover the volcano with aluminum foil and secure the foil with aluminum tape. Paint if desired. Get a 12 volt battery and about 20 feet of two-strand wire, along with some estes rocket igniters. Run the wire up through the bottom of the volcano and into the "crater". Attach the rocket ignitor to the wire (you can use alligator clips). Cover the exposed wires (and clips) with electrical tape. Make sure no bare wire is showing, or it will short circuit on the foil. Mix the following ingredients in a ceramic cup: A teaspoon of potassium Nitrate, A teaspoon of aluminum powder, 1/2 teaspoon of sulfur, and 1/2 teaspoon of charcoal. Make sure that the hole in the bottom of the flower pot is plugged with clay or an other nonflammable substance. Put about 1 teaspoon of this mixture (to start with) in the crater, step back 20 feet and attach the wires to the battery. Do this outside on a concrete surface with a fire extinguisher handy.
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