Introduction: Super Easy to Make DIY Fire Starter

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Making a fire for a BBQ or a campfire is always fun but sometimes, it can be very tricky and it might take a lot of time to start up. This project will help you with this problem, it is easy to make, very cheap and portable.

Taking this into account, you could use this Fire starter kit to start up a BBQ faster, and have more time to hang out with your friends and family. Personally, I spend a lot of time when I want to do a BBQ, because it takes a too long to start the fire the fire only with sticks and matches.

You also could use this to start a campfire when camping in your backyard (if you have enough space for it) or elsewhere (since the kit is portable). Campfires are usually made by nightfall, with this kit you won't have to wait until midnight to enjoy some marshmallows.

This will be a valuable thing to have around when inviting your friends for BBQ or going camping.

I'm going to try and keep this instructable as simple as posible, so it won't have a lot of text. Start building it and have fun!

Step 1: Tools and Materials Required

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These are the materials you will need to make this project:

  • Paper sheets
  • Cotton
  • Empty 100 tic tac box
  • Balsa wood sheets
  • Empty matches box
  • Matches
  • A small zip bag (about 5 cm high)

And these are the tools needed:

  • Masking tape
  • A cutter
  • A pair of scissors
  • A marker
  • And a ruler
  • Sandpaper (optional, I used it to remove the sticker on the tic tac box and to give it a soft effect )

Step 2: Cutting the Balsa Wood

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In this step, you will need to cut the balsa wood with the cutter (like in the pictures above), then fill the zip bag with the balsa slices you have cut out.

What would we use in this step?

  • The balsa wood sheet
  • The marker
  • The ruler
  • The cutter
  • And the small zip bag

Step 3: The Matches

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Here, I'll be showing you how to organise the matches. Somebody might say: "you can simply throw the matches inside the box " well you can, but I prefer to have everything tidied up.

We'd be using

  • The matches
  • The empty box of matches
  • The scissors
  • And the masking tape

Step 4: The Paper

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This step is very simple, you will just need to cut the paper following the pictures above.

In this step we will be using

  • The paper sheets
  • The scissors
  • And some masking tape

Step 5: The Cotton

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This step is very simple, you just have to rip off some cotton.

We'll be using:

  • The cotton

Step 6: Getting Everything Inside the Box

And the last step is to get all we have made inside the tic tac box

We'll need

  • All we have made in the previous steps
  • And the tic tac box

Step 7: You're Almost Done!

Before you fire everything out, watch this two videos; the first one is to show you how to fold the paper properly so you can make a good fire, and the second one is about how to use the kit. Note: always be careful when manipulating fire.

If you like this project smack the "favorite" button and leave a comment; also, if you have any suggestions or doubts about this project leave a comment.

Enjoy and stay safe!

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