17 – Burn Things with a Magnifying Glass

50 Dangerous Things (you should let your children do)

The boys had never tried this before. They actually thought it might just be a rumor that you could do it.

Everyone was able to do it. A tiny, black, pinhole would appear, then smoke and then….fire! This probably went on for a good hour and a half. Everyone got a real kick out of it. There is a knack to it – but once you have it you can’t resist pointing the magnifying glass again and again.
Dangerous? Yeah, and very fun.