Do I have to do anything to a matchbox to make it safe for crafting?

(5 Posts)
IsleOfRight Sun 10-Nov-13 21:01:52

I want to make dd a pet in a matchbox as seen on the Red Ted Art blog. Do I need to do anything to make it safe? Is it the matchbox that makes the flame or the stuff in the match?

Vicki1972 Sun 10-Nov-13 21:05:25

Other than take the matches out? wink

Are they safety matches or traditional matches? Traditional matches just need a rough surface surface so a traditional matchbox will just have sandpaper type stuff on the side.

I'm not sure about safety matches. I think they need both match and box so the box on its own should be fine.

southeastastra Sun 10-Nov-13 21:06:26

put it in the dishwasher wink

everythinghippie29 Sun 10-Nov-13 21:30:25

Read the blog, they look so fun!

It mentions that you cover the matchbox in felt so the 'ignition' bit of the box woul likely to be covered.

I think with matches the flammable bit is the match tip and the heat created by the friction of dragging it along the box causes it to light. grin

IsleOfRight Sun 10-Nov-13 21:35:41

Thanks. Yeah I agree - reckon felt would cover the friction bit. I love the blog.

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