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Template:PicturesThis is how to make a vegetable oil lamp.

Steps Edit

  1. Take a small can, like for olives or soup.
  2. Take off the metal top keep for later use.
  3. Wash out the can and make sure it is completely dry before use.
  4. Take the metal lid and a hammer and nail, and punch one hole in the middle for the wick.
  5. Cut length of string that is one inch longer than the can
  6. Coat length of string in wax to keep its shape, except for one inch that will be at the bottom of the can
  7. Put string through hole so one inch will be out n the top this part should be covered in wax.
  8. Now seal string in place with wax.
  9. Fill the can up a little bit with vegetable oil, place a cap on so the string's in the oil.
  10. Wait 15 minutes before lighting so string will absorb oil.

Warnings Edit

  • Fire is dangerous use caution with this project

Things You'll Need Edit

  • Wax candle or tart burner
  • String not nylon.
  • small can with metal lid
  • matches
  • hammer
  • nail
  • fire extiguisher to put out fire if gone wrong
  • vegetable oil

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