Peanut Candles

Introduction: Peanut Candles

This is a fun and easy way to make simple and fun table top candles

Teacher Notes

Teachers! Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson.

Step 1: Make Candle Holder

First, get a paper clip and bend it so it can stand up and hold a nut

Step 2: Peanut

Get a nut. (I used a peanut) put it in that little hole that you made.

Step 3: Light!

Get a lighter and hover it under the nut for about 10-20 seconds.

Step 4: Now What?!

The peanut will burn for about a 50 seconds. Wash the peanut before throwing away. What's happening!? The oils from the peanut act as real oil,so that's why it burns.

Be the First to Share

    Recommendations

    • Toys and Games Challenge

      Toys and Games Challenge
    • Backyard Contest

      Backyard Contest
    • Silly Hats Speed Challenge

      Silly Hats Speed Challenge

    2 Discussions

    0
    MrE
    MrE

    6 years ago on Introduction

    Well the peanut isn't acting as a real oil. It really is filled with oil.

    0
    wilgubeast
    wilgubeast

    6 years ago on Introduction

    I bet that candle smells delicious. Does a handful of peanuts provide a longer burn/better candle alternative? Or is this simply a cool demonstration to help everyone MacGyver their way out of some peanut-related jam in an uncertain future full of kidnappings and salty snacks? (Either way, thanks for sharing.)