Since camping was in the cards for Spring Break, I have been doing projects for that with supplies already on hand. Although for this one I did go pick up some candles at Goodwill because I had just thrown out all of my candle ends and pieces. Most moving companies wont pack candles so there was no need to keep them. Or so I thought at the time.
But I'm not above making some of my own firestarters!
I had just purged all the files of the things we keep for a year. After shredding all of that I had a whole bag full of shredded paper. I had recently pinned some tutorials on pinterest on how to make these so I gave it a shot.
I did some of the empty toilet paper rolls stuffed with lint and paper. Since I did these last I went ahead and dipped them in my leftover wax also. I took scraps of fabric from the sewing room and twisted them and dipped them in wax also and then put them in the tube with an end hanging out for a fuse. I think these will work well.
I also did the most popular kind I've seen....in the muffin tins. I also used some disposable plastic containers from lunch meat to make some bricks. These I cut into 6 pieces each after removing from the container.
When I had an wick I could salvage I stuck them down into the muffin ones to make them easy to light also.
This was time consuming but not hard. I wouldn't do it with younger kids simply because of the mess involved -- but that is a personal thing. It would not be hard to do with kids as long as they obeyed basic safety rules.
I will let ya'll know how they worked after our Spring Break Camping!