Monday Make A – Egg Carton Fire Starters

December 28, 2009 at 11:09 am (Crafts, Fire, Magic, Monday, pagan, Winter, Witch)

Yule may be past, but winter has only just begun. Which means the season of building fires is still here. With that in mind I offer the following craft…


Egg Carton Fire Starters
From “Circle Round” By Starhawk, Diane Baker and Anne Hill;

You will need:

  • paraffin wax or beeswax (old candle stubs work great for this)
  • the bottom halves of cardboard egg cartons
  • sawdust
  • pine needles
  • scraps of cotton material
  • dry pinecones or shredded paper
  • scissors
  • a pot

Reuse all those old candle ends in this practical, convenient fire project. Stuff each cardboard egg holder with sawdust or other flammable material. Melt the wax in a pot, over low to medium heat. When the wax is melted, carefully pour the wax into each depression in the egg cartons. Make sure the wax does not overflow. Let cool. After the wax has cooled down, use scissors to cut the fire starters apart from each other, leaving the hardened wax inside its cardboard shell. To use, set one or two fire starters in your fireplace, surround with kindling and larger wood, and light. The fire starters will keep burning long enough to light even the most stubborn logs.

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1 Comment

  1. faerwillow said,

    ~in my quest for finding pagan homeschooling books, i found & love “circle round” a wonderful book i use with my children! brightest blessings~

    I am always looking for kid friendly stuffs…and try to post witchlet-friendly things, especially crafts! Thanks for stopping by & please come again 😀

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