Waxy Fire Starters

by Hannah

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Make your own fire starters! This is a wonderful way to use some old candles up, and it is very easy to do and it works very well.

Materials Needed:

- mason jar
- old candles
- small cooking pot
- popsicle sticks
- shredded newspaper
- paper cups

First find some old candles that are either no longer being used or have melted down into a mess. Next put them in a glass mason jar and set it in a small cooking pot. Now put 1 1/2 cups of water in the pan. Then put the pan on high on the stove and let the water boil around the mason jar. While the water boils and melts the wax stuff the paper cups with as much shredded newspaper as possible. Once the wax has COMPLETLY melted pour the wax into the paper cups that had been stuffed with newspaper. Next use a popsicle stick to push any of the newspaper that had popped out of the wax back under the wax. Let the wax harden and now you have an awesome fire starter!

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Apr 06, 2012
Waxy Fire Starters
by: Crafts For All Seasons

I just love this idea, and I'm going to try it. I have lots of old candles, and a fireplace and a firepit. These will be perfect! Thank you for sharing this project.

Apr 15, 2012
Waxy Fire Starters: Great Idea!
by: Anonymous

great way to dispose of those shredded documents!

Sep 18, 2012
Waxy Fire Starters: Another idea
by: Anonymous

My children, as boy scouts, made fire starters using old candles and the lint from the dryer instead of old newspapers. They stored them in empty egg cartons for easy accessibility.

Response from Crafts For All Seasons:
Wow! Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

Dec 12, 2018
by: Mamma

We use the old wax from Scentsy burners & Dryer lint...

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