YouTuber HouseholdHacker shows just how simple a glycerin-based fog machine really is, in principle, and how easy is it is to improvise a pretty fair substitute with some food-grade glycerin, a candle, and a couple other odds ‘n’ ends.  [via Boing Boing]

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Sean Michael Ragan

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

  • Magnus Falk

    Anyone know how heavy this smoke is? If I were to pour it into a shoebox lid for instance, would it stay there for a while or go away right away?

  • Dave

     Is glycerine vapour flammable?

  • Frugal Frights and Delights

    Wow this was a fabulous idea! I’m gonna have to experiment for with it alongside my props!

  • thewritegirlforthejob

    Reblogged this on Frugal Frights and Delights and commented:
    This idea has all the elements I look for in prop making: it’s cheap, easy to achieve, and has an awesome effect!