Make your own OIL LAMP on your camping trip, for a log cabin wild feeling or great simple DIY project for kids!
Step 1: The Material
*Glass or any other holder, if it's transparent you've hit the spot!
*natural rope or cloth (1" wide, 4" long, rolled to get a 4" long tube) or rolled cotton pad (ideally at least 3" long)
*piece of wood or any floatable stuff (like bottle cap, ...)
*oil or any slow volatile fuel
*tools: knife or scissors
Step 2: Prepare the Wick
Make a hole into the floater. Knife, scissors, drill - anything goes.
Put the self made wick through.
Step 3: Add Fuel and Submerge the Wick
Pour in the fuel and submerge the wick. Watch out not to submerge it totally, since it burn too hard.
Step 4: Light Up and Enjoy
Well .. you need an open flame source :)
Step 5: Put It Out
Put the lid over and cut the O2 supply and the light will "turn itself off".
Enjoy making it.
Simple and great DIY kids project!