Introduction: Longer-Lasting Matches

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This instructable will show you how to make matches that burn with a slightly smaller flame but will last 5 times as long.

Step 1: You Will Need

You will need:

-Oil (used oil will do as long as its clean).


-Shallow dish

Step 2: Pour a Small Amount of Oil Into the Dish

Firstly, you will need to pour a small amount of oil into the dish. You don't need much unless you are doing loads and oil can be quite expensive.

Step 3: Let the Matches Soak

Let the matches soak overnight. This will ensure they absorb as much of the oil as possible.

Step 4: Let the Matches Dry

Now you will need to let the matches dry otherwise they will not work as well. A good time to let them dry is overnight.

Step 5: The Final Product

The matches should now be dry and ready to use. They will have a slight yellowish tint this is the oil.

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