Summer is here and the kids are out of school. The weekends are reserved for family camp outs, barbecues, and sitting around the backyard fire pit.
This is great a idea for starting those evening fires in no time and for using up items that would normally go in the garbage.
They are super simple to make. I made six of them
in about ten minutes. Make a bunch up and be prepared for those summer nights, campfires, and family.
2) Empty toilet paper rolls
3) Dryer lint
4) Newspaper (Do not use the glossy inserts)
Really, that is it!
Fill each cardboard tube with as much lint as it will hold without falling out the other side.
Cut eight inch pieces of twine, you will need two per cardboard tube.
Lay out your newspaper on a flat surface. Center the tube at one end and roll the tube up to resemble a tootsie pop. With your hands, scrunch and twist each end to secure newspaper.
Tie a piece of string around each end to secure. Snip off loose ends of string keeping a half inch tail on the fire starter. That's all there is to it. Use as you would those little store bought fire starters.
Simple right? You can also tie a pretty ribbon around three or four and include in a gift basket with a roasting fork and the fixings for smores.
Now go out and start some fires!