Photos: Eight all-American alternatives to fireworks
Number 5: Pop Rocks and soda
Number 4: Ketchup
An exploding bottle of ketchup is not quite as fun as a homemade bomb, but it makes for a great prank.
Number 3: Buy a gun
With a gun, you can make pretty much anything explode. Fun things to shoot: overripe fruit, balloons filled with confetti or baby powder, eggs, jugs of milk, plastic bottles filled with water and food coloring, old electronics and cardboard cutouts of Justin Bieber.
Alternative explosives continue on the next page.