Saturday, October 25, 2008

chit chat

I had planned on talking a bit more about the Civil War in my neighborhood, but got behind in planning my post..I have to work today and tomorrow we plan on taking the trip to Pamplin Park so I will postpone talking about my area for awhile..
In the mean time a friend sent this to me in email, so I will share it instead

How to Make a Vaseline Candle
This is a step by step process on how to make a candle out of everyday household products. The candle is lightweight, easy to use, and great for outdoor adventures; it can also be doubled as a fire starter. This is a great supervised activity for children.


Cut the aluminum foil into a 6 x 6 inch square.
Rub the Vaseline into the cotton ball.
Place the cotton ball in the center of the square foil.
Tri-fold the foil over the cotton ball.
Again tri-fold it lengthwise.

Open the last tri-fold. Keeping the ends vertical for better reflection.
Cut a "X" over the cotton ball.
Peel the corners of the cut, exposing the cotton ball.
Slightly pull a little cotton out of the cut for easy lighting.
Ignite the cotton and enjoy brilliant light and heat for approximately 30 minutes.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

How cool! This reminds me of the button candle referred to in one of the Little House books (the Long WInter I think)

October 25, 2008 at 7:57 PM  

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