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Flaming K'nex Spinner (Of Death!)

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This is a neat idea I had, where you light candle at both ends then spin it lightly so that as the candles melt separately they try to balance by spinning.

Made out of k'nex!
 
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Step 1: Parts and Tools

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You need;
Tin foil,
a tall candle,
a lighter,
a long, thin, straight nail,
a knife,
a cutting board,

and
4 gray k'nex pieces
2 Red quarters,
32 purple quarter-spheres,
4 half-moons,
16 half-sphere,
2 circles,

6 short green rods,
45 short white rods,
30 blue rods,
4 yellow rods,
12 orange rods (with the little separation at each end, though normal red rods would work).

Step 3: Connect

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Once you've built both sides, add these nine rods onto one then connect them together like so.

Step 4: Tin Foil

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Spread some tin foil on the base so that when the wax drips it won't get all over your floor/table!

Step 5: Prepare the Candle

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If the wick is not exposed on both sides of the candle, cut off one end and sharpen it so that the wick is usable.

Then, put a nail through the middle. Be careful that it is straight and try not to break the candle.

Step 6: Light!

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Light one end whilst holding the other, then light the other end.
You may have to hold it flat for a while so they really get burning...
After about sixty seconds, spin lightly
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