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If you are ever in a blackout or dont have candles this is a simple way to

make candles.

Step 1: What You Need

cotton ball

spoon

potato

butter

knife

lighter or matches

Step 2: Cutting the Potato

first cut the potato in half then cut the ends of so it

will be able to stand.

Step 3: Making a Hole

take the spoon and scoop out the inside but without ripping the skin

Step 4: The Wick

roll out the cotton ball and then take a small amount

and roll into small wicks

Step 5: Fuel

the butter will act like oil. take the butter and place into potato then put the wicks

in. Light and enjoy!

Thank you please comment and like

<p>South Africans will appreciate this one, thanks to Eskom and loadshedding! :-)</p>
<p>South Africans will appreciate this one, thanks to Eskom and loadshedding! :-)</p>
<p>Thanks for taking the time to make this 'Ible! How do you attach the wicks to the potato?</p>
<p>There is no attachment necessary - the wick simply lays on the side of the potato.</p>
<p>OMG so simple...yet so clever</p>
<p>LIGHT UP THE DARKNESS SADYA!!!!!! ; ) : ) = ) : D</p>
<p>afterwards.........mmmmmm baked potato with butter : ) yum</p>
<p>Anything with a high fatty/waxy content will burn with a wick, plus the wicks can be made out of a variety of different materials as well.<br>For centuries rendered animal fat was used to make lamp oil. <br>This is a great little instructable to get into the hobby of natural/sustainable lamps.</p>
Cool I'll vote for you.
Nice, could come in handy in a pinch. have you tried other fuel sources, like lard or crisco?
<p>Bee wax, crayons, the red stuff covering Dutch Cheese, cooking oil, butter... Sky's the limit with candles. :)</p>
anything that could burn
in india it is called DIYA which is made up of clay , mustard oil is used as fuel
hmm...and maybe a delicious baked potato when the lights come back on.<br>
<p>Ah, but the starting conditions stated no candles and I'm sure no specific candle components, but yes, very good. Going to need to remember that one.</p>
Very god! For a wick you could also use bday candle wicks.

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