eHow Extras Blog

Quick Hacks: Use a Crayon as an Emergency Source of Light


No flashlight? No candles? No power? Look for crayons (if you have young kids, there’s a huge box of ’em in their bedroom). Crayons burn big and bright for 20 minutes–your mileage may vary depending on if you use the standard size or jumbo. Here’s the trick: when you light one, light the paper–that’s what burning. Lighting the crayon itself will do nothing (except drip wax everywhere).

Photo credit: Michael Alarcon

Read Previous: Stay-at-Home Dads and the Rally Against Scrutiny

Read Next: 14 Must-See Documentaries On Netflix That Can Make You A More Well-Rounded Person

Promoted By Zergnet
Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!