Introduction: Build a Eco-friendly Candle
Too much darkness around? This Instructable will show you how to build a eco-friendly dark sucker (A.K.A., a candle, flashlight, fire, pretty much anything that sucks darkness and brings light).
This Instructable is eco-friendly because it is made of the wax on those miniature cheese rolls!
If you want to see a video, it is on the last step.
Step 1: What You Need
a cheese roll (1, but if you want a bigger candle...)
string (a couple inches) I used this twine like stuff- you might have to experiment with different types
something to burn the candle on (1) a tile works well
scissors (1) to cut the string
a hungry stomach (1)
Step 2: Eating the Cheese
1: unwrap the cheese
2: put it in your mouth (don't eat the wax)
3: close your mouth
see image below for guidance
Step 3: Readying the Wax
next, you form the wax, heating it up with your hands.
You bend it in half, fold it over, flatten, and repeat until the wax in somewhat soft.
Step 4: Making the Wick
This is pretty simple: cut of a piece about 4 inches long, and fold in half
Step 5: Making the Candle
First, you take the wax and flatten it out, about one and a half inch tall by 2 inches wide.
Next, put the wick in as shown in picture 2.
Roll the wax around the wick (picture 3).
Step 6: Videos!
The first video is of the candles burning, while the second shows how to make the candle.
they may take a while to load, but they will load eventually.
If you have any questions, feel free to comment.
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