Check out these easy DIY Fire Starters for your next camping trip!
DIY Campfire Starters
My family loves to camp, but my husband… not so much. So I often go with a girlfriend. To make our lives easier at campfire time I prep these easy DIY Campfire Starters in advance!
I put one or two in the middle of my wood tee-pee and light the side of the cardboard egg carton. It provides long-lasting fuel for the fire that blazes quickly – long enough to ensure all the other wood catches well.
How to Make DIY Campfire Starters
What you'll need:
- Dryer Lint
- Cardboard Egg Carton
- Left over wax from candles/melts
- Wax Warmer or old pot
- Save up a few loads of dryer lint (I have a big ziploc bag I keep in the laundry room and I transfer my dryer lint to it throughout the year.)
- Stuff an empty cardboard egg carton full of dryer lint
- Pour melted wax over/into each opening
- Cut up the egg cups into individual fire starters and place in a ziploc bag
- You're ready for fast and easy campfires!
If you don't have an egg carton, using toilet paper or paper towel tubes works just fine as well. (Although it's a little trickier to add wax to these)
Other common household items you can use to help start a campfire:
- Used dryer sheets
- Corn Chips/Tortilla Chips
- Old newspaper
- Other Cardboard (not the plastic coated kind)
And if you're looking for more simple ways to make camping easy – check out my post on How To Make Walking Tacos!
Or check out these 3 Easy Camping Meals Kids Will Love!
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