Make a kindling aid with cotton wool and wax

Submitted by Lucida on

Here you can find out how you can use cotton pads and wax to make fire starters with the children


  • Wadding Pads (Cosmetic Supplies)
  • Candles
  • Match
  • Resealable plastic bags


  • Light a candle
  • Drip the wax from the candle onto a cotton pad (do not hold the candle too steeply or it will rust and the wax will turn black)
  • When the cotton pad is completely covered with wax drops, turn the cotton pad and repeat on the back side
  • When the wax has dried, place the kindling in a resealable plastic bag


  • The little bag of kindling fits nicely in the breast pocket of your cub shirt
  • To use: When using, pluck the cotton pad apart slightly and light


  • Photos: Jungschar Henggart