This is a step by step process on how to make a candle out of everyday household products. The candle is lightweight, easy to use, and great for outdoor adventures; it can also be doubled as a fire starter. This is a great supervised activity for children.
- Cut the aluminum foil into a 6 x 6 inch square.
- Rub the Vaseline into the cotton ball.
- Place the cotton ball in the center of the square foil.
- Tri-fold the foil over the cotton ball.
- Again tri-fold it lengthwise.
- Open the last tri-fold. Keeping the ends vertical for better reflection.
- Cut an "X" over the cotton ball.
- Peel the corners of the cut, exposing the cotton ball.
- Slightly pull a little cotton out of the cut for easy lighting.
- Ignite the cotton and enjoy brilliant light and heat for approximately 30 minutes.
- This is a great children's activity.
- As flame expires, peel back the foil to expose more cotton for longer duration.
- While storing, keep away from heat.
- Store in cool dry place.
- Adult supervision necessary.
- While lit, do not leave unattended.
- When lit, keep the candle still.
Things You'll Need Edit
- Vaseline or another brand of petroleum jelly
- 100% cotton balls (not synthetic)
- Aluminum foil