Introduction: Peanut Candles

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This is a fun and easy way to make simple and fun table top candles

Step 1: Make Candle Holder

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First, get a paper clip and bend it so it can stand up and hold a nut

Step 2: Peanut

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Get a nut. (I used a peanut) put it in that little hole that you made.

Step 3: Light!

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Get a lighter and hover it under the nut for about 10-20 seconds.

Step 4: Now What?!

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The peanut will burn for about a 50 seconds. Wash the peanut before throwing away. What's happening!? The oils from the peanut act as real oil,so that's why it burns.


MrE (author)2013-12-08

Well the peanut isn't acting as a real oil. It really is filled with oil.

wilgubeast (author)2013-12-06

I bet that candle smells delicious. Does a handful of peanuts provide a longer burn/better candle alternative? Or is this simply a cool demonstration to help everyone MacGyver their way out of some peanut-related jam in an uncertain future full of kidnappings and salty snacks? (Either way, thanks for sharing.)

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