Intro: Longer-Lasting Matches
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).
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.