Match Protector- Save Your Fingers From Burns!

Introduction: Match Protector- Save Your Fingers From Burns!

Ever burn yourself because a match went too far up the matchstick? The solution is simple and easy to make, needing no more than 15 seconds.

Step 1: Materials

Simple materials you probably (hopefully) have laying around-

Match (doh!)

Aluminum Foil

Opional stuff that makes the project easier, but not necessary-

Knife (more fun than scissors)

Table edge


Step 2: Cut! or Tear!

Take a strip of aluminum foil and cut/tear it to a nice strip about 1/2- 3/4 This doesnt have to b eperfect, just fold the foil into a general rectangular shape....

Step 3: Wrap!

Wrap the results of the previous step around the matchstick, at whatever length you see fit. See the match for a few recommendations.

Make sure to wrap in such a way that the aluminum foil completely seals off the two portions of the match- if you don't, the flame will just keep on burning....

Step 4: Light!

That's it!!!! Your done!!!!!!
You've created a disposable guard for any size match. Soon, It'll take about 5 seconds to do the entire project, from start to end. :D

*To make a perfect line if tearing, crease the foil along a table edge first.

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    5 Discussions


    10 years ago on Introduction

    Orrrr...STOP playing with MATCHES.

    "ONLY YOU Can Prevent (Forrest) FIRES"

    ~ Yogi


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    no to prevent forest fire is to burn the whole forest so there nothing to burn.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    or burn your fingers like a kid scared of matches...


    11 years ago on Introduction

    You need your own pictures, one with the lit match would be good. L