Made from recycled material, these are super eco-friendly and non toxic
You will need:
Ends of candles
Empty baked beans (or other) tins
Some sheets of newspaper
1 Place the candle stubs in a rinsed out baked beans tin and place in a bain marie with a couple of inches of water.
2 Turn the heat on low to gently melt the candle wax.
3 Remove the lid from the egg boxes and place on a few sheets of newspaper to protect your worktop.
4 Put a large pinch of sawdust in the bottom of each egg holder.
5 When the wax is liquid, fill each egg holder to about half full.
6 Wait until completely cooled and set, before using scissors to cut up into individual firelighters.
The egg cartons light really easily and the sawdust acts like a wick for a candle, keeping it lit more than long enough for the fire to get going.
Idea from sugarandloaf.com/cottages/the-stable-at-huntington, who use these lighters for their wood-fired hot tub and Kotlich outdoor cooking pot/fire pit.