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How to Make Fire Sparkle with Cinnamon

How to Make Fire Sparkle with Cinnamon

Have you ever wondered how to make fire sparkle? It’s actually really easy! Just add cinnamon and powdered sugar in the right amounts and your fire will sparkle beautifully.

The Ideal Mixture

The ideal mixture will include both powdered sugar and cinnamon. Each of these ingredients does something different to the fire. When mixed together, they have a beautiful effect that can makes an excellent party trick!

If your goal is to figure out how to make a fire sparkle, then cinnamon is the most important ingredient you’ll need. Although cinnamon sticks are flammable, what you really need is powdered cinnamon like you’d find in any ordinary grocery store’s spice and seasoning section. Be careful not to breathe the cinnamon dust, though, as it’s very bad for you.

Powdered sugar creates a bit of a fireball, so it creates a great effect when mixed with the cinnamon. A little bit of powdered sugar can have a big effect, so make sure there are no branches overhead and make sure you have a fire extinguisher nearby in case the fire gets out of control.

A half-and-half blend has a great effect. If you want to make it the fire sparkle more, just add more cinnamon to your mixture. Just place the ingredients in a bowl and whisk them together. The mixture should be loose and powdery for maximum effect.

How to Make Fire Sparkle

Once you’ve mixed the ingredients together, just grab a small handful and toss it into the fire. A little bit goes a long way, so experiment with small amounts before you commit to larger handfuls. I recommend starting with a pinch, then a small handful, and working your way up from there.

Aim your toss directly into the flames, but make sure that you are standing a safe distance away before you toss it into the fire.


One of the reasons we wanted to learn how to make a fire sparkle was because we wanted to incorporate this effect into our LARP events.

For our “Forests of Lindon” LARP in Halloween 2022, we used this technique as a mid-step. After the adventurers solved a cypher to find the correct ingredients, they mixed it up and tossed it into the fire so our witch could “see” the location of the Heart of the Forest. Don’t forget to check out the rest of our Forests of Lindon adventure!

This effect can also be a fun finishing touch to a questline, since it has a great visual effect. It can also be a fun surprise if someone empties a vial into a fire, even if that fire is very small.

Whether it’s a main event or a subtle bonus, it never hurts to learn how to make fire sparkle with cinnamon because it’s always a fun flourish.

Important Warning

As always, it’s important to be careful when you are using fire.

Make sure to stand a safe distance away from the flames. Watch out for overhead branches or other fire hazards. It is your responsibility to ensure that your environment is safe before you proceed with this trick.

Keep a fire extinguisher nearby in case the fire gets out of control. It’s important to be able to extinguish the fire quickly if you need to. Even if you are confident and experienced with these tricks, you should always be prepared because emergencies happen.

Remember, this information is for entertainment purposes only and we cannot be held liable for your decisions or what you choose to do with this information. We share our favorite magical experiences and tricks for entertainment purposes only.