Dryer Lint & Egg Carton Firestarters

Recycling dryer lint and egg cartons can make some great firestarters. Dryer lint burns well and is a wonderful material to use for making fire starters.

All you need to do is save the dryer lint from the clothes dryer vent, a few cardboard egg cartons, and some old candle wax. I added some bits of wood and yarn scraps to enhance the firestarters. You can use cardboard and scraps of paper also for additional material in your firestarters.

Fill the egg carton with bits of the materials such as dryer lint, yarn and paper about 1/4 full. I just use whatever materials I have on hand at the time to fill each egg cup hole. Warm old candle wax and dibble it in each hole over the material. Add more dryer lint and/or yarn and wood bits and dibble more hot wax over the materials until you have each egg hole about half to 3/4 of the way full.

Heating Old Candle Wax

Heat old candle wax for firestarters

Closeup of homemade egg carton fire starters



Once cooled, just separate each egg cup from each other. Use one egg cup to start the fire in your woodstove or fireplace. It is a wonderful way to recycle materials and create some very useful fire starters.

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