You know you can light a candle with another candle, but if you blow one of them out, did you know you can relight it from a distance? In this trick, you'll blow out a candle and relight it by causing flame to travel along a path of smoke.
How to Do the Traveling Flame Trick
- Light a candle. Have a second source of flame ready, such as another candle, a lighter, or a match.
- Blow out the candle and immediately place the other flame into the smoke.
- The flame will travel down the smoke and will relight your candle.
How the Traveling Flame Trick WorksThis fire trick is based on how candles work. When you light a candle, the heat from the flame vaporizes the cande wax. When you blow the candle out, vaporized wax briefly remains in the air. If you apply a heat source quickly enough, you can ignite the wax and use that reaction to relight the wick of the candle.
You can watch a YouTube video of this project to see a candle relight itself.