All you need are newspapers or an old phone book, which is what I used as it was easier to cut the paper into strips. A bunch of old crayons, muffin cups and a muffin tin.
So, how did I make these?
Preheat your oven to 250 degrees. Fill each muffin tin with 3 muffin cups EACH. That equals 36 cups unless you're making less than a dozen. Then, cut your newspaper or phone book pages into 1 inch strips. Being a scrapper, I used my trimmer. I tried doing it by hand, but the strips were too wide and wouldn't fit in the cups. You will need to cut quite a few. Next, roll up the strips and set into the cup. You may need to roll up more strips and add until the cup is full. Once all the cups are full of paper strips, then you can add your crayons. I snapped old crayons into 1 inch pieces. The crayons will melt into the paper strips leaving the paper of the crayons on top! Put the muffin tin into the oven and let it 'cook' for 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool when melted and store in a cool, dry place. Hope it works!
Here are pictures of mine:
Enjoy your firestarters!