Using a Water Balloon:
Using a Condom:
I'm sure a latex glove would also work. I've used Saran Wrap
draped over a wide mouth coffee mug. Just add water and twist
up the corners to make a water balloon lens. You can pop a dark
air filled balloon with the water balloon lens. I think clear
animal intestine could also be used.
Setting the water balloon on top of a coffee mug in the freezer for a few hours will freeze the outer surface of the water, with the center still liquid. That way it will stay clear. Now peel off the latex and use the ice sphere to start a fire.
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