In our home, we have rechargeable lamp for emergency uses but the problem is we always forget to recharge it after using so we always ended up making an emergency lamp from recycled tin can and used cooking oil. It's really easy to do this craft, it's also fun doing it with your kids so you'll have a bonding moment. My six year old daughter enjoys doing this craft, but I make sure to always assist her especially when lighting the lamp for it's dangerous for kids so always keep an eye to your kids when making this craft. Doing this craft, you have to prepare the following materials:
- 1 pc. tin can (wide and short preferably)
- a piece of cotton
- a match stick or if you don't have one, you can use a toothpick or any other wood stick.(should be an inch taller than the can
- used cooking oil
- rock salt or fine salt
- a lighter to light the lamp
- Clean the can and dry it with cloth
- Put the salt inside the can about 3/4 full.
- Add used cooking oil a little higher than the salt.
- Wrap the entire stick with cotton.
- Dip the entire stick in used cooking oil and then dip it in the middle until you reach the bottom of the can.
- Using a lighter, light your emergency lamp
You can now use your recycled emergency lamp made of recycled tin can and used cooking oil. This lamp can be used overnight. If the lamp failed to produce light, it's just an indication that the oil is already drained so you have to refill it with another used cooking oil and you can use it again. You also have to replace the wrapped stick if you think it's needed to. I just want to remind you to always keep this lighted lamp out of reach of children and from easy to ignite materials such as papers, plastic, cloth and etc. I hope this article will help you in your waste materials and I would appreciate if you leave some comments, tips and suggestions below. Thank you everyone for visiting and reading my blog post about recycling tin can and used cooking oil to emergency lamp.