Introduction: Survival Chapstick Candle

Step 1: Get the Items

Chapstick (any kind)
Cotton swab
Lighter or match

Step 2: Cut the Cotton Swab

Cut the swab until you have an inch of cotton and the stick

Step 3: Make a Wick and Grease It Up!

Get your fingers, stretch the cotton, make a wick resembling a wick of a candle, and grease the whole wick until it has a good amount of the Chapstick all over it

Step 4: Shove It in the Middle of the Chapstick

Get the swab and stick it into the Chapstick in the middle until your left with about a centimeter of cotton

Step 5: Light It Up!


bmxmiles made it! (author)2016-10-25

This was a fun and easy project, creating another product I can place in my survival pack!

GoSouthKorea made it! (author)2014-07-07

I think by adding more Chapstick on the cotton, the candle will last longer. You should test it out and tell me what happens!

dunesky made it! (author)2014-07-03

What would happen if I covered the whole cotton swab with other bits of cotton and then slathered it with the chap stick? Or how would I make my candle last longer?

dunesky made it! (author)2014-07-02

Works great! Love it.

GoSouthKorea made it! (author)2014-07-01

Great tip! Thanks jmwells!

jmwells made it! (author)2014-07-01

If you use a piece of multi strand cotton twine it smokes less. It burns more stick than wick.

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