Floating Wick Oil Lamp

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Here's a really quick and simple way to make a floating-wick oil lamp, using materials that can be easily found anywhere

This floating wick oil lamp is made from a heatproof glass, a crown cap bottle cap and a little bit of absorbent kitchen paper.

It will burn for hours on a surprisingly small amount of oil.  Here's how to make it:

 

Oil Lamp Safety

This lamp can be made safer by adding a little water to the oil - when it burns down, the wick will soak up the water and this will extinguish the flame.

However, even with this added precaution, it is a good idea to NEVER LEAVE A NAKED FLAME BURNING UNATTENDED

 

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