How to Make Fire Starters

Melt some old candle/crayon wax that is lying around. Pour the melted wax over each cup of lint so that the lint is completely saturated. Prod it with a knife or fork to help the wax penetrate the lint. Leave to dry completely and then cut up the egg cups into individual little homemade fire starters.

How Do You Make a Wood Burning Fire Starter?

Cut up a carton place the can in a pot of water on the stove, providing enough heat for the wax to simmer and melt. Meanwhile, fill each compartment in the egg carton with a combustible material, be it dryer lint, sawdust, or shredded paper. Then finish by carefully pouring melted wax over each compartment.

From dryer lint to fluffy cotton balls, it’s easy to make your own firestarters.

  • Dryer Lint & Egg Cartons.
  • Cotton Balls & Petroleum Jelly.
  • Hand Sanitizer.
  • Charcoal in an Egg Carton.
  • Waxed Paper & Dyer lint.
  • Chips.
  • Duct Tape.
  • Rubber Tubing.

What is the best starter material for a fire? The best fire starters tend to be made of environmentally friendly materials, be it wood waste (sawdust or shavings), non-toxic wax, recycled paper, or waste textile fibers.

How Do You Make a Fire Starter for a Fireplace?

To make this diy fire starter, simply roll a bunch of cotton balls in vaseline until they are saturated. Once done, store the balls in a zip-lock plastic bag until you need them. Three or four should do the trick. If you don’t have any cotton balls, you can even try using vaseline-covered cotton swabs.

  1. Tying several sheets of newspaper together into a knot, to help increase the time it burns for.
  2. Taking the bark off the logs and using that as a form of kindling.
  3. Using other bits of small wood such as twigs and pinecones.
  4. An alternative fire starter such as long lasting firelighters.

How Do You Make a Homemade Fire Starter?

The classic homemade fire starter is a wad of dryer lint placed in each empty storage department of a cardboard egg carton with melted wax, or better yet, melted paraffin wax poured over top. It’s an easy project and brings back days of making crafts in public school.

Is vaseline a good fire starter? Try this super easy method: vaseline + cotton balls. This simple fire starter is great to make with kids and it only takes about 30 seconds. The magic ingredient, petroleum jelly turns an ordinary cotton ball into a lightweight fire starter that burns for roughly 4 minutes and only costs a few pennies to make.

How Do You Make a Survival Fire Starter?

How do you make a survival fire starter? Petroleum jelly and cotton balls these survival fire starters are cheap and easy to make. Simply buy a bag of cotton balls and a jar of petroleum jelly from your local drug store. Melt the petroleum jelly and dunk the cotton balls in so that they absorb it.

10 Best Fire Starters

Fire Starter Score Rod Material
Best One-handed Starter: UST Blastmatch 91 Flint
Best Sparker: Überleben Zünden 91 Ferrocerium
Best Value: Survival Spark Magnesium Survival Fire Starter 89 Magnesium
UST Sparkforce 87 Flint

DIY fire starter kit ideas

  1. Watertight container. If your fire starter kit contains any kind of flammable tinder you’ll need to get yourself a watertight container to store all your fire starting items in.
  2. Lighter.
  3. Waterproof matches.
  4. Ferro rod.
  5. Magnesium rod.
  6. Fire sticks.
  7. Candle.
  8. Cotton wool and petroleum jelly.

How Do You Make Paraffin Fire Starters?


  1. STEP 1: Prepare the muffin tin and fillings. Place the muffin liners into your muffin tin.
  2. STEP 2: Weigh and melt your soy wax. Place the large pouring pitcher on your digital scale and tare the weight.
  3. STEP 3: Pour wax into prepared cups.
  4. STEP 4: Cool and ENJOY!