Introduction: Waterproof Matches

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Reliable matches are essential to any camping trip. This instructable will show you how to turn an ordinary box of matches into waterproof matches using items you already have around the house.

Step 1: Supplies

To make these matches you'll need:
A box of ordinary matches,
A tea candle

Step 2: Melt the Wax

Using a match, heat the wax in the tea candle until it becomes liquid. The simplest way to do this is just to light the candle and let it burn for a few minutes.

Step 3: Coat the Matches

Blow out the candle and coat the matches with the liquid wax.

Step 4: Finished!

To use your new waterproof matches, simply scrape off the wax with your fingernail and strike as usual. I hope you enjoy this simple project. Please comment, subscribe, and vote for me in the great outdoors contest.

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