Did you know you can add different chemicals to pine cones or campfires and create a rainbow of colors? For example, the laundry detergent Borax gives this yellowish green. Potassium chloride (water softener pellets found at the hardware store) creates
Pinecones are great for getting a fire started. They’re pretty good on their own, but dipped in candle wax or paraffin, they catch the flame quickly and burn hot, even and steady for use in fireplaces, wood-burning stoves or bonfires.
Campfire Starters - stuff toilet paper rolls with dryer lint. You can even roll and wrap in newspaper. Toilet paper rolls and dryer lint are an inexpensive DIY project - in fact free and you are recycling!
How To: Make Your Own Scented Pine Cone Fire Starters!
Diy Scented fire starters ~ these make great Christmas gifts! Make them in a cupcake tin. You will need: 24 or so Pine Cones, Wax (I used soy) Candle twine or pre cut wicks, A Scent (Optional), 1 cupcake pan, and Baking cup liners.
Camping with kids: 11 smart tips to make it easy. And yes, fun!