How to Make an Emergency Candle

Every home has a stick of butter and extra toilet paper lying around. And coincidentally you can make an emergency candle from these things.

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DIY Emergency Candle

Every home usually has a stick of butter and extra toilet paper lying around. And coincidentally you can make an emergency candle using just those two materials. First, cut stick of butter in half, each half should burn for about four hours. (You may have to relight it a couple times.) Next, cut a toilet paper square into four squares. Now fold one square diagonally and twist. Make a hole in the stick of butter to the base with a tooth pick and place wick inside. Rub the top of the wick in the butter for starter fuel. Now light. You can also wrap the toilet paper wick around a toothpick so it does not fold over as the emergency candle burns.

Ok, so maybe this isn’t the most practical way to add light to your home in the case of an emergency. But it will work in a pinch and it’s a fun science experiment or party trick!

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