Introduction: How to Make Cheap Easy Fire Starters

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Here is a tutorial on how to make cheap,easy fire starters.These fire starters are really handy for lighting fires,they can burn for a really long time.I also use these to light the coal in my forge.

Step 1: Materials

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For making these firestarters you will need:melted wax,sawdust or wood shavings,and an egg carton.

Step 2: Melting the Wax

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The first thing you want to do is melt the wax.I used old candles I had lying around.

Step 3: Filling the Egg Cartons

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Next you will want to fill the egg cartons with your sawdust or wood shavings.

Step 4: Pouring the Wax

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Now you have to pour the wax into the egg cartons that are filled with sawdust then just wait for it to cool down before moving on to the next step.

Step 5: Finished!

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All you do now is break the egg carton cells apart and you have your finished firestarters.

Step 6: Conclusion

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As you can see the firestarters burn quite well.Well anyways,thanks for viewing my instructable and please post in the comments your thoughts on this project.


Ghost365 (author)2014-10-29

:D perfect its simple and are made out of normal things we could have in the house! Thanks so much!

tgferreira184 (author)2013-09-11

In mine I use sawdust coal:

pfred2 (author)2013-09-11


cjdun123 (author)2013-09-10

What you think is water is actually melted wax,and yes I just melted them in a pot on a stove

robinmcd83 (author)2013-09-10

How'd you melt the wax? Just put the candles in a pot and turn the stove on? In the pics it looks like there's water in the pot...

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