Introduction: Match Protector- Save Your Fingers From Burns!

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Ever burn yourself because a match went too far up the matchstick? The solution is simple and easy to make, needing no more than 15 seconds.

Step 1: Materials

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Simple materials you probably (hopefully) have laying around-

Match (doh!)

Aluminum Foil


Opional stuff that makes the project easier, but not necessary-

Knife (more fun than scissors)

Table edge

Onward!.....

Step 2: Cut! or Tear!

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Take a strip of aluminum foil and cut/tear it to a nice strip about 1/2- 3/4 This doesnt have to b eperfect, just fold the foil into a general rectangular shape....

Step 3: Wrap!

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Wrap the results of the previous step around the matchstick, at whatever length you see fit. See the match for a few recommendations.

Make sure to wrap in such a way that the aluminum foil completely seals off the two portions of the match- if you don't, the flame will just keep on burning....

Step 4: Light!

That's it!!!! Your done!!!!!!
You've created a disposable guard for any size match. Soon, It'll take about 5 seconds to do the entire project, from start to end. :D

*To make a perfect line if tearing, crease the foil along a table edge first.

Comments

92033 (author)2010-06-24

Orrrr...STOP playing with MATCHES.

"ONLY YOU Can Prevent (Forrest) FIRES"

~ Yogi

josefu0 (author)920332010-07-27

no to prevent forest fire is to burn the whole forest so there nothing to burn.

Kwitmeh3 (author)2010-05-04

or burn your fingers like a kid scared of matches...

lemonie (author)2009-09-03

You need your own pictures, one with the lit match would be good. L

mr.incredible (author)2009-09-03

Or... You could just blow it out before you get to the end...

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