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Floating Cooking Oil Candle

Picture of Floating Cooking Oil Candle
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A simple but effective way to make a safe floating candle.

" Material list: "

- some (packing) plastic.
- cotton swabs.
- cork.
- cooking oil.
- water.
- a drinking glass or other decorative water container.

Cut some plastic and make some folds.
Cut the cotton swab roughly in halve.
Stick it through the plastic and put a piece of cork underneath it.
Fill a glass with water and pour about 2 cm of cooking oil on top of that. Light it! It can take a while the first time to catch fire but gets better the next time. 

Have fun. Hope you like it.
I did this when I was a lid, using a short piece of string and a bit of aluminium foil.
Mesopelagic (author)  Dream Dragon1 year ago
Ah great. I assume you can also use some paper or cotton. But I thought it was easier this way. Thanks for your reply!